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City Council: Bike trail extension fund keeps growing


February 7, 2020

Jana Peterson

Cloquet's Tim Krohn, right, a forester by trade and strong advocate of the city's Pine Valley Park, accepts a check for $2,500 from Minnesota Power's Chris Rousseau Tuesday to help pay for constructing an additional 2.5 miles of mountain bike trail at the park this summer.

Cloquet citizen Tim Krohn was on hand again Tuesday to accept another donation for the extension of the Pine Valley mountain bike trail.

The donor this time was Minnesota Power. Chris Rousseau, Carlton grad and Minnesota Power manager of renewable operations, was there with a giant check for $2,500 for the trail.

Cloquet Public Works director Caleb Peterson explained to the council that the original budget for the trail extension was $125,000. Krohn and other Pine Valley volunteers first applied for and got a 50 percent matching grant for $62,500 from the Lake Superior Coastal Zone. That wa...

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