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Tony Schmitz works on construction of a new mountain bike trail. Building in stages, he hopes to eventually create a 3-mile loop for mountain bikes near Detroit Mountain.

Mountain man

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On a bright fall day, Tony Schmitz hacks his way through the Becker County woods under a canopy of amber.

Somewhat oblivious to the beauty around him, he is set to his task of cutting a single-lane mountain bike track through the county land off Tower Road east of Detroit Lakes.

He locates the problem he's been looking for -- an old barbed wire fence across the path. The rusty old wire is no match for his lopping shears.

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