By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Police keep a camera eye on illegal trash dumping


March 20, 2024

Illegal dumping of trash, appliances and whatever else people don’t want to take to the waste transfer station has long been a problem in town.

“It’s not just a Wrangell issue,” Police Chief Tom Radke said last week. Radke, who spent almost 26 years in law enforcement in Minnesota before taking the Wrangell job in 2020, said he has seen it many times before.

But just because it’s commonplace doesn’t mean it’s legal — it’s not. Illegal dumping of garbage in Wrangell is subject to a $150 fine.

“It’s one of those issues we’re trying to get ahead of,” the chief said. In addition to educating the p...

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