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State trail back on track (new law)

Published (4/10/2009)
By Sue Hegarty
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Work can resume on the Great River Ridge State Trail in Olmsted and Wabasha counties now that the projectís paper trail is back on track.

The 14-mile trail was established during the 2006 session, but because Wabasha County officials didnít file some of the required paperwork with the Office of the Secretary of State, the project never moved forward.

Signed April 3 by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and retroactive to June 2, 2006, a new law re-establishes the trail. It also reauthorizes $1.5 million from last yearís bonding bill for trail construction.

Originating in Plainview in Wabasha County, the trail will extend southwest through Elgin and Viola before connecting to the Chester Woods Trail near Rochester in Olmsted County.

Rep. Andy Welti (DFL-Plainview) and Sen. Ann Lynch (DFL-Rochester) sponsor the law.


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