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Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ride between Missoula, Mont., and the club's campsite during the their 2008 rally. This year they will be riding through Carlton and St. Louis counties, beginning the end of July. (Photo by Kurt Wilson)

Police tell Barnum they're ready to handle Hells Angels rally

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The stepped-up show of law enforcement may be as noticeable as the hundreds of Hells Angels motorcyclists who will roll into Carlton and neighboring counties soon.


"You may see [Hells Angels] members from the state, U.S. and maybe from other countries," Carlton County Sheriff Kelly Lake told about 50 residents at a community meeting Tuesday in Barnum. "You will also see an increased number of squad cars, and they may be from other places. We don't have the manpower to cover it."

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