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Dumping, ATV use may curb road access

Retiring this week after 16 years as Carlton County land commissioner, Greg Bernu noted a pair of unfortunate trends on county lands: more people are illegally dumping items which ought to go to transfer stations, and recreational four-wheeling is ripping up forest roads too frequently.

“It’s all recreational use causing this problem,” Bernu said.

It leads to more maintenance work for county workers. “Between that and the garbage, you might be seeing more gates going up on our forest roads in Carlton County. It’s coming,” Bernu said.

Bernu, in an interview earlier this month about his retireme...