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Seniors enlisted the aid of an old tractor and a homemade grader to level the roadway south of the senior center. But the work on city streets rankled mayor Jennifer Mitchell who was concerned with liabiltity and possible damage to a manhole cover. Jim Moore, left, served as "operating engineer," Howard Peterson was technical advisor and Elaine Kelsey, crew chief. The trio did not attend the meeting Wednesday. (Submitted photo)

Akeley resident asks for demolition of house destroyed by fire

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The condition of Akeley's yards and structures drew fire again at this week's meeting, Bobbie Emery questioning why the burned house on Highway 34 remains standing.

"The property belonging to Mark Johnson needs to be torn down," Emery wrote on a citizen complaint form. "The property is an eyesore, safety hazard and environmental issue. There are smells that come from there. I've seen kids going to snoop.

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