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Whitetail Trail closure gate vandalized; public help sought

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The Crow Wing County Land Services Department is asking for help from the public in locating the person or persons responsible for vandalism of the closure gate at the entrance to the Whitetail Trail, located one half mile east of the intersection of County Roads 1 and 66 near Manhattan Beach. 

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County officials noted the gate was vandalized during this past weekend between May 6 and May 8. The concrete reinforced gate appears to have been pushed over with a short-wheelbase sport utility vehicle, the county reported.

“Acts of vandalism on county trails will not be tolerated,” Land Services Supervisor Kirk Titus said in a news release. “We ask all citizens to help protect these public resources by reporting any facts that will help us apprehend the perpetrators.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Crow Wing County Sheriff's office at 829-4749.

Crow Wing County manages 103,000 acres of forest land for timber production and diverse recreational opportunities for multiple users. 

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