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The Heartland Trail runs through the heart of Park Rapids. Hubbard County commissioners are exploring whether a trail extension to Itasca State Park should be pursued without state funding or delays. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

County looks to move forward on bike trail to Itasca State Park Rapids


Hubbard County commissioners gave the thumbs up to moving forward on a bike trail from Park Rapids to Itasca State Park without the state's help.

"We'd been seeking Legislative authority as a state trail," said Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier.

"The state has 27 unfunded (but planned) state trails ahead of us."

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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