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Water pools Wednesday in tire tracks at Robbins Island Park in Willmar. The city, which says the tracks are a result of mudding and excessive use by pickup drivers, has closed the park access temporarily to let the damaged areas heal before crews can reshape the soil. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., officials close Robbins Island Park due to vandalism

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WILLMAR — The city of Willmar has closed the Business 71 entrance to Robbins Island Park until further notice after individuals, mainly driving pickup trucks, tore up the soft soils in the park.


Acting City Public Works Director Bruce Peterson recommended the park be closed after the damage was brought to his attention Monday morning by the Public Works supervisor.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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