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Computer Equipment at the bottom of a Stearns Co. Lake..

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Not sure if I could post this here, or on the Outdoor Forum.. There's a story on channel 5 website. A whole boat full of "recycled" computer equipment from over 10 years ago, was found at the bottom of a Stearns County lake. I can't even imagine the fines, once they find out which company did it..

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I saw it also and I think it was a gravel pit and the computers were from the UofM?? not sure but I think thats what I remember?? Ahhh foggy memory.

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The equipment was from Hamline U. They had turned it over to a recycler and that is where the trail stopped at that point.

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The worst part is that they charge a pretty penny or 5 to take that stuff off your hands and supposedly dispose of it in a legal fashion. I know that we do where I work.

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Hi all,

Not a gravel pit, it's from Rice Lake, an established 1500 acre lake near Eden Valley/Paynesville that's managed for walleyes and also has nice pike, crappies and both green and brown bass. My family cabin is on the lake and my parents participate in the RL lake assn. A shame to say the least. The RL Lake assn has worked to control agricultural watershed and to improve water quality. This is an unfortunate situation and based on computer IDs they should be tracable to their final disposition.

I'll say this, the Hamline University staff is working with law enforcement and the DNR and it's an "alleged" salvage company that MAY be the perpitrators, not the university directly. They are cooperating and already paying for initial recoveries, etc. Hats off to Hamline U and all involved for their efforts. I have no affiliation with Hamline and all my vested interest in the long term health of my "home" lake, selfishly speaking. Just think credit should be given.....

Personally, I'd like to meet up with the perps with a few buddies in a dark alley!! grin.gif

Regards, Chris

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