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Steven Osterman, of Park Rapids, spent many hours cutting and painting trail signs to exact DNR specifications.

New signage for Heartland Trail

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The idea for new mileage signs along Heartland Trail began forming when Steven Osterman and his mother, Julie, were in the midst of a 50-mile bicycle ride.


The ride was required for a Boy Scout merit badge.

"I thought it would be nice to see how much further we had to go to the next town," he said. "It would be motivation."

He discussed this with his mother further and decided this could be his Eagle Scout project.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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