WALKER - Ninety-nine offenders worked on Cass County sentence to serve crews during 2008, completing an equivalent of $88,743 worth of market value work, according to Mary Tennis, jail program coordinator.
They also worked off $22,307 worth of fines the court had levied against them.
Among the projects they completed were cleaning graffiti from the Roosevelt Canal bridge on the south shore of Leech Lake, cleaning the Heartland Trail bridge under Highways 200 and 371 in Walker and cleaning up after major events in the county such as the county fair at Pine River, Cass Lake Rib Fest, Eelpout Festival in Walker and Walker Bay Days.
Crews provide maintenance around recycle bins in the county, around government buildings, at senior centers, for food shelves and other nonprofit organizations. They did landscaping, mowing and mulching for Ski Gull, the former county landfill site and DNR trails routes.
They painted some town halls, city buildings and community centers. They split and bundled firewood for churches. They raked leaves in cemeteries. They cleaned county vehicles and some city fire trucks.
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