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  • Renegade Riders

    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.

    Tags: state parks; environmental destruction; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources; public safety; conservation; park trails

    By David Shaffer; Tom Meersman; Brian Peterson; Glenn Howatt

    The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)

    2008