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Pokemon Go game frustrates Nebraska cemetery officials

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) _ Officials with the Grand Island City Cemetery are asking to be removed as a site for the Pokemon Go game, saying it’s disrespectful and causing maintenance problems.
The Grand Island Independent reports ( ) that cemetery employees have seen an increase in visitors since the game debuted in early July. Many are kids walking through the cemetery with their phones, and more recently, certain parts of the cemetery have seen an increase in traffic.
Cemetery superintendent Mark Sands says a dirt road around a Civil War monument has seen more extensive rutting, and staff members have reported broken sprinkler heads and tire tracks in the grass near the game’s hot spots.
Sands says some parents have brought their children out to play at the cemetery.
Information from: The Grand Island Independent,
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