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The tram at Dunton Locks was built to encourage boat travel between Detroit Lakes and Shoreham. The tram has become in disrepair and the county is discussing whether to patch it up and get it operational for this summer, or hold off to make more invested repairs. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

County ponders what to do with Dunton Locks tram

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Last year, Becker County applied for and was denied state Legacy funding to repair the historic, yet still used, tram between Muskrat Lake and Lake Sallie at Dunton Locks. Now the county is coming up with a plan B.


Discussion is taking place on whether to fix the tram to be operational for this summer, or keep it closed this year to invest more in the project and overhaul the tram.

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