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      The Michigan State Police greets and informs visitors

      Residents in Iron Mountain had the chance to visit the Michigan State Police post and experience some hands-on activities.

      The post's open house was from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, and visitors had the chance to see the many facets of the state police. A seatbelt simulation showed the importance of buckling up, and the state police S.W.A.T. team explained their equipment.

      "There's a lot of cool gadgets and stuff," said visitor Michael Floriano. "There are some shields that light up; if you're in a situation with guns, they would put this up."

      The state police dive team was also there to explain their gear and diving process, and free food and gifts were available to the guests.