SAUK RAPIDS - Someone has been destroying a safety fence along Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids.

MnDOT officials say the fence has been vandalized twice in less than three weeks, and three times in four years.  It's along the eastbound lanes of the highway, about a half-mile north of County Road 3.  The cost to repair the fence is nearly $500 each time.

MnDOT believes it's happening to allow snowmobiles access to Highway 10.

Destruction of state property is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail, plus the repair costs.  If you know who might be responsible, you're asked to contact the Sauk Rapids Police Department at 251-9451.