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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