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Roger Bachmann, Jones Town Board chairman, presents a petition with more than 1,000 signatures to the Beltrami County Board on Tuesday night that it keep its policy of allowing motorized use on county lands, including the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest. Pioneer Photo/Brad Swenson

More than 1000 sign petition urging Beltrami County Board to keep land open to motorized use; state bills would restrict use

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County-managed lands, including the Mississippi Headwaters State Forest, should remain open to motorized use, states a petition with more than 1,000 signatures presented to Beltrami County commissioners.

Meanwhile, a Twin Cities state senator will introduce two bills today that would restrict motorized use in state forests, including the repeal of an exemption for state forest lands north of U.S. Highway 2.

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