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Renegade Riders

Number 24036
Subject Environment
Source The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)
State MN
Year 2008
Publication Date 09/14/2008 - 09/16/2008
Summary Despite new state laws, extra enforcement and self-policing, off-road vehicles are tearing up public lands across the state. As the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources designated nearly 8,000 miles of motorized trails, top officials repeatedly ignored staff experts' recommendations on how to keep riders away from sensitive areas such as wetlands. A companion video reports on startribune.com used a hidden camera to capture illegal off-trail damage as it happened.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 10
Keywords state parks; environmental destruction; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; public safety; conservation; park trails
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