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The Paul Bunyan statue on Highway 34 in Akeley, Minn., is in need of repair and restoration. The city would like to make the repairs a priority in 2014.

Akeley, Minn., begins tourism effort as part of statewide project

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AKELEY, Minn. -- A major tourism push has begun in Akeley, one of five small communities selected for a statewide project.

“Creating a shared understanding of tourism will help prepare residents and build interest to get involved,” said an executive summary provided Peg Davies of the Akeley Chamber of Commerce.

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The Hubbard County city was granted $4,500 as part of the Minnesota Sustainable Tourism Assessment for Small Communities project.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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