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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.


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.
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