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Our Garmin is incorrect on several locations. Makes me wonder if I can trust it to find where I want to go. It has us living on the wrong side of the road in a field. Our address is 15336 263rd St Fort Ripley Mn 56449. The Garmin puts us on the West side of highway 371 on the right when it should be on the East side of 371 .9 mile on the left or north side of 263rd St.(or old Cty 49)

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