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Nick Hudson, 19, of Minneapolis, formerly of Bemidji, refines his skateboarding abilities while using the mobile skate park provided by the American Ramp Company on July 4 outside of the Beltrami County History Center in Bemidji. Hudson is a former president of Bemidji Skate & Bike Association. Pioneer Photo/Bethany Wesley

Bemidji skate park: Height features pose insurance challenge


Nate Dorr would like Bemidji to dig a little deeper.

But, to do that, he first needs to convince the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust to revise its standards.

The LMCIT now insures skate parks in a two-tier system based on the height of the features in the park. Tier 1 facilities do not require an additional premium charge, but do require that features be 4 feet high or lower. Tier 2 features may be higher, but will require additional premiums.

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