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Who is impersonating the Minot Park District?

That's a question the director of the district would like answered.

Ron Merritt says a few weeks ago, someone made fake signs that were put up in Oak Park, telling people not to feed the geese.

It turns out the park district had nothing to do with those signs and they were taken down.

Then today, someone sent out a fake press release - that looked very real.

It said the park district had begun a "Don't Feed the Fowl" campaign to tell people not to feed the waterfowl found in city parks.

Merritt says the press release had no connection to the park district.

(Ron Merritt, Minot Park District Director) "That didn't come from our office either so we're asking where it came from and if you have concerns please call, send us an email, come to a meeting, you're welcome to voice your opinion that way. Basically the press release looked like it came from our office, it had me quoted in it, but it did not come from us."

The fake press release said the Minot Police would start enforcing a new ordinance related to feeding waterfowl beginning August First.

Merritt says there is no such ordinance and police investigators are working on the case to see who is impersonating the park district.

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