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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER A construction worker prepares to tear out a stump at Chet Anderson Stadium on Thursday. The fate of three old pine trees on the west end of the field were the source of controversy this week, as construction crews worked on field renovations nearby.

Trees next to BSU stadium come down

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BEMIDJI -- The removal of three large trees, a side effect of the adjacent renovation to Bemidji State University's Chet Anderson Stadium, drew ire this week from those who wanted to preserve the pines.


But by Thursday afternoon, little more than a few stumps, limbs and branches remained sitting on the field.

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John Hageman
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