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County 7 trimming is needless, mindless

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opinion Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Enterprise
(218) 732-8757 customer support
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

If our county government is so strapped for funds, why does the County Highway Department continue what seems to be a "make work" project along our roads?

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Take a drive out County Road 7 north and see the needless roadside trimming and mindless hacking, bludgeoning and visual ruination of mature White and Norway pines that have no bearing on highway right-of-way safety or visibility.

These workers use a huge machine that basically breaks off the limbs and leaves an ugly two to three foot broken stub remaining.

Selective cutting of fast-growing Aspens, Birch and others is understandable, but what is being done is WAY overdoing it and needless expense to taxpayers and detriment to the visual beauty of our wonderful north country and should be stopped!

Gary Fegley

Big Mantrap Lake

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