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Comment of the Day: Taking responsibility for Hidden Beach's issues

A quiet evening at Hidden Beach.
A quiet evening at Hidden Beach.
Nick Vlcek for City Pages

In response to the news that the Kenwood neighborhood group is considering sending a resolution to the Park Board calling for the temporary closure of Hidden Beach, many readers put the Minneapolis Police Department on blast with comments of this sort:

Comment of the Day: Taking responsibility for Hidden Beach's issues

But that blame is misplaced. Larry Moran, chairman of the Kenwood board, tells us the resolution his neighborhood board is considering is largely a response to bad behavior by beach visitors, including property damage and drunk driving.

It's for that reason that Devon Alexander wins today's Comment of the Day for this contribution:

Comment of the Day: Taking responsibility for Hidden Beach's issues

Sometimes, as Alexander points out, diagnosing a problem isn't as simple as blaming it on the police.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.



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