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Bruce M. Johnson, president of the Itasca Moraine chapter of the North Country Trail Association, stops for a tree that was mowed over by an ATV last month on the North Country Trail. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

North Country Trail damaged by ATV and horse riders

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When North Country Trail hikers discovered ATV and horse damage to a section of trails northwest of Emmaville in mid-August, they had some powerful evidence to turn over to authorities.


Parts of one of the ATVs that caused the damage, carving new trails, knocking over trees and mowing down underbrush, were left behind on the national scenic trail.

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