Big Brother is Watching Buhl

Ah, Buhl. When will we ever learn to understand your ways?

This is an AP synopsis of a story from the Mesabi Daily News:

Iron Range town mulls surveillance cameras placed around town
The Associated Press – Sunday, December 16, 2007

BUHL, Minn. — Law enforcement officials in the Iron Range town of Buhl want to put six surveillance cameras around the town of less than a thousand people.

Sergeant Pat McKenzie of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office say it’s a cost-efficient way to deter crime. But some locals think it’s a silly idea in a small town where not much crime happens in the first place.

The city council is considering the proposal, which would have cameras placed at the three main ways into town, and one each at the city park, near the city beach and near an industrial park.

Not all council members are on board. One calls the proposal, quote, “creepy” and says it raises concerns about invasion of privacy.


  1. I’ve been to Buhl. There is nothing in Buhl worth filming. Not even the crime.

  2. Does AB delete/censor comments he doesn’t like? Say it isn’t so!!!!!

  3. It isn’t so. If you’re the anonymous who posted on the follow up to this post it’s still over there. I think you’re missing the point of my posts on this topic, however. I was just making light of the idea about filming Buhl instead of policing it.

    I’ve never deleted a post on this blog and wouldn’t unless it was way out of bounds.

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