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Snowmobiles temporarily use part of Mercer bike path


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MERCER, Wis. — The town of Mercer board of supervisors discussed the recent use of the town’s bike path by snowmobiles at its regular meeting on Thursday.

Mercer Area Sno-goers snowmobile club president Hank Joustra explained that two landowners revoked their permissions to use their snowmobile trails, so they had to bypass those properties. He said the Sno-goers are doing this by using about 75 yards of a bike trail within a 40-foot right-of-way on U.S. 51. Joustra said that this use in vicinity of highways is allowed under Wisconsin statute 350.2....

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