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A bike path to Itasca would take groups off highways, like last week's Habitat 500 ride through the region. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Who needs Detroit Lakes? Hubbard County supports new bike trail to Itasca instead

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A bike trail from Park Rapids to Itasca State Park makes more sense than extending the Heartland Trail to Moorhead.

That was the reasoning of Hubbard County commissioners Wednesday as they voiced universal support of a resolution to extend the Heartland Trail to Itasca at an estimated cost of $4 million.

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Although the trail through Detroit Lakes to to Moorhead has been in the works for years, acquisition of land through the Smoky Hills has slowed the project.

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