Kittson County to appeal court ruling in road dispute with DNR

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A northern Minnesota county wants the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a road dispute with the DNR.

At issue are some trails alongside drainage ditches in Kittson County, in the far northwest corner of the state.

As MPR reported last year, the county wants the trails open for all terrain vehicle traffic. The DNR says the trails were never intended to be roads and should be closed. The Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with the DNR earlier this year.

The Kittson County Enterprise reports the county commission voted to petition the states high court for review of that appeals court ruling.

The dispute has led to dueling signs. Some put up by the county declared roads open and others put up by the DNR declared roads closed.