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Marion man arrested over hoarding case

Marion Junk Yard
The DEQ and other agencies have stepped in to clear a lot in Marion after a landowner disobeyed a court order to clean it himself. (photo credit: Rick Saaca)

KALISPELL – The Department of Environmental Quality and other agencies — including Flathead County — have stepped in to clear a lot in Marion after a landowner disobeyed a court order to clean it himself.

They began to clear junk vehicles and solid waste in the Marion lot on Monday.

The property owner, who has been identified as Michael Linstead, failed to comply with a Flathead County District Court Order which has led to DEQ to remove the vehicles and waste.

Linstead was arrested on misdemeanor warrants for failing to appear in court.

The project is anticipated to take up to 10 days to complete.

Maren Siu

Maren Siu

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