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Because of the proliferation of gravel pits in the Kabekona corners area and constant citizen complaints, Hubbard County will look into regulating the hours of operation of such industries. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

County looks at gravel pit ordinance

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John Casson is sick of living near a gravel pit operating 24/7 throughout the construction season.

So Hubbard County commissioners agreed Wednesday to look into the issue and develop some hours of operation and noise levels that would be acceptable to county residents.

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Casson, of Laporte, said he's lost four months of sleep. He said he's contacted the owners of the pit with no satisfaction. The pit is supplying aggregate to the U.S. Highway 71 project in Bemidji, he said.

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