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Tourism director Cleone Stewart and Detroit Lakes Mayor Matt Brenk testify before the House of Representatives bonding committee. Frazee Mayor Hank Ludtke, left, also testified at the hearing. They were there asking for the state to support the Heartland Trail connection betwen Detroit Lakes and Frazee. Submitted Photo

Local officials make pitch for trail bonding money

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Most people in this area have biked, walked, snowmobiled or at least heard of the Heartland Trail.

There are health and recreational benefits far and wide, but a group from Frazee and Detroit Lakes are trying to get across to state senators and representatives that it’s so much more than that.


“Look at Dorset,” Bruce Imholte said. “What would be there if there wasn’t a trail?”

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