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Although the Heartland Trail extensions are still in the land acquisition stage, the Detroit Lakes to Frazee extension is likely the next step. DNR trail officials say it has progressed the furthest in the planning. (Submitted photo)

Heartland Trail extension may run from Frazee to DL

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It might be easy to dismiss a bicycle trail as a lightweight economic development opportunity, but Guy Fischer, housing and economic development coordinator for Becker County, says to think again.

An extension to the Heartland Trail from Park Rapids to Moorhead could bring $1 million a year in economic impact to communities like Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Audubon, and Lake Park -- through good old-fashioned pedal-power.

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