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New trapping ordinance goes into effect in Afton

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Afton City Council was trapped in a heated discussion during its Aug. 20 meeting over whether or not to approve a new ordinance.

Ultimately, council members approved the ordinance, which would limit the use of traps within the city, with a 3-2 vote.


The ordinance will prohibit the use of any kill-type trap in the city’s right of ways and all traps, including live traps, would be prohibited within city parks.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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