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Crews Repair Vandalized Fence In Sauk Rapids

01/09/2013 - 1:15 AM

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Crews will once again repair a segment of a fence meant to protect motorists and pedestrians on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids.

The fence was vandalized twice in less than three weeks. The fence is located along the eastbound lanes of Highway 10, which is about a half mile north of County Road 3. The fence was destroyed and repaired earlier this winter, that repair cost MnDot about five hundred dollars.

This will be the third time in four years that the fence has been torn down. Officials believe this is occurring to allow snowmobiles access to Highway 10.

However, MnDOT installs and maintains fences along high-volume, high-speed roads to protect motorists from wildlife gaining access to the highway, as well as preventing children and others from straying onto a busy segment of Highway 10.

Destruction of state property is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and 90 days in jail.