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Roseanne Barr, Fresh Dirt: Hawaii tells comedian to stop illegal earth-moving operation on nut farm

Roseanne Barr, third from right, from "Roseanne" t-v show Amazon

(CBS/AP) HILO, Hawaii - There's some fresh dirt being dug up on comedian Roseanne Barr - only it's real dirt, and it's allegedly being moved illegally on her Hawaii macadamia nut farm.

Too good to be true, right?

Hawaii County says illegal work was done on the 46-acre spread. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Tuesday the county sent a letter dated Feb. 24 to Barr's Big Buck Land Trust in Encino, Calif., instructing the trust to submit a completed grading permit application.

County public works engineer Kelly Gomes told the newspaper a grading permit is required to move more than 100 cubic yards of earth.

Neighbor Roree Oehlman says all-terrain vehicle trails have been bulldozed on Barr's property in Honokaa. She filed a complaint about the work "in the interest of public safety."

You may recall the Emmy-winning actress appeared in a recent Super Bowl commercial for Snickers. Last month she also announced plans to appear in a Lifetime reality show set on the nut farm.

Sarah Palin's Alaska... meet Roseanne Barr's Hawaii.
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