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Some new trail on the way!

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AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — The Aitkin County Commission has approved a grant agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to create a trail for all-terrain vehicles and off-highway motorcycles.

The DNR reviewed three plans for the trail -- one from St. Louis County and joint grant applications from Roseau and Lake of the Woods counties and Aitkin and Itasca counties.

In 2003, the Legislature passed a bill requiring the DNR to develop a continuous ATV trail at least 70 miles long. The Aitkin-Itasca proposal would create about 85 miles of recreational trail, and complement the existing trail system in the area.

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Do you have any more information on this trail? When will it be completed? Where will it start? I have tried to contact the DNR and have left 3 messages and they don't return my call. I was hoping for the St. Louis County trail as we have a cabin near there. Is that trail completely out? Thanks.

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