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Beltrami County Commissioner Quentin Fairbanks checks some paperwork while Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, talks to the County Board about potential state bonding for a county jail project, health care costs and timber harvesting policies on county parks. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

Beltrami County Board: Olson briefs commissioners on session issues, questions timber policy

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Sen. Mary Olson put Beltrami County commissioners on notice Tuesday that two county parks can't be managed primarily for timber harvests.


The discussion, at the end of a briefing the Bemidji Democrat gave on 2010 legislative issues, opened up a chasm between commissioners who want balanced resource management versus limited harvesting in Three Island County Park and Movil Maze.

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