Stoner Avenue to Keep Its Name Despite Repeated Sign Thefts

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM EDT

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Stoner Avenue to Keep Its Name Despite Repeated Sign Thefts

September 9, 2011 Updated Sep 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM EDT

The Bemidji (Minn.) City Council will not -- for now -- change the name of a street called Stoner Avenue even though approximately 15 street signs are stolen per year, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

According to the report, the city has spent nearly $20,000 to replace the signs over the past decade. Stoner Avenue residents voiced opposition to a name change at a public hearing this week. The city will explore other options to make the signs less vulnerable to theft, the story said.

Read the Minnesota Public Radio report HERE.