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DNR wants input on trail systems


February 5, 2021

Mark Cline

Photographer Mark Cline captured this January scene at Jay Cooke State Park and the iconic swinging bridge. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for the public's help on how it can improve trail opportunities around the state, including those at Jay Cooke and other parks and trail systems in the county.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for online public comment through Feb. 15 on its outdoor recreation task force recommendations for enhancing the state's outdoor recreation opportunities. The initiative is quite broad and includes many state-owned and operated areas in Carlton County. These include Jay Cooke and Moose Lake state parks, Fond du Lac State Forest, and the Soo Line north and south trails, among others.

The DNR's State Forest Trail and Management Revisions Project Description, available on the DNR website, sets out a review "to identify new trail routes a...

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