For one of the major donors to the first skateboard park in Perham, the objective was simple.
"You have to give the kids something to do so they stay out of trouble."
That was the comment from Harley Karvonen, who at 94 was the senior "skateboard dude" of the bunch when a group of more than 50 gathered May 8 for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the "Kowabunga Skate and Bike" park.
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