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Taylor Ondracek interned as a bicycle officer in Park Rapids this summer. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Park Rapids native patrolling downtown by bike

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As Taylor Ondracek heads back to her sophomore year in college, she takes a wealth of summer experience with her that was unlike many summer internships.


As a bicycle officer for the Park Rapids Police Department, she was an extra set of eyes downtown this summer and immediately recognized the perennial youth problem of boredom.

Kids hanging out on the fourth or fifth block of Main can find trouble if they have nothing else to do, said the native daughter.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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