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Paul Bunyan Days a go, but Akeley Council cuts municipal funding

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Akeley Paul Bunyan Days has gotten the ax.

The city festival will likely no longer be receiving municipal funds, including $4,000 requested for this summer's event.


City attorney Steve Bolton, asked to investigate the matter of contributions to community celebrations, reported, "It's a basic principle of law that a public entity cannot contribute to a private entity, and on that basis, I do not believe it is appropriate for the city to donate money to Paul Bunyan Days."

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