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February 10, 2022
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2022 Legislative Monitoring: Community-driven trail projects

We support volunteer friends groups to advocate for trail projects in their communities.

The table below highlights key actions that have been taken on this priority issue during the 2022 Legislative Session.

We will work to update this table throughout the session.

OverviewDesign, engineer, and construct two miles of trail east of Woodstock, adding to a 10-mile segment.
Amount$1.049 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 2177 / Sen. Weber
House Bill & AuthorHF 2273 / Rep. Schomacker
Local Friends Group PartnerFriends of the Casey Jones State Trail Association
OverviewExpand the trail one mile from Scandia’s Village Center towards William O’brien State Park, including a tunnel under County Road 52.
Amount$2.96 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 2911 / Sen. Housley
House Bill & AuthorHF 3037 / Rep. Dettmer
Local Friends Group PartnersFriends of Scandia Parks & Trails / Gateway Brown’s Creek Trail Association
HearingHouse Capital Investment Committee 03/08/2022 (View Recording)
OverviewFunding will secure federal matching funds while enabling acquisition, design, development, and construction of four key trail segments.
Amount$3.5 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 480 / Sen. Bakk
House Bill & AuthorHF 468 / Rep. Ecklund
Local Friends Group PartnersGitchi-Gami Trail Association
OverviewFunding will ensure completion of a multi-year effort to connect the Glacial Lakes State Trail from New London to Sibley State Park.
Amount$4.75 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 3186 / Rep. Lang
House Bill & AuthorHF 3111 / Rep. Baker
Local Friends Group PartnerSibley State Park Improvement Association
HearingHouse Capital Investment Committee 03/08/2022 (View Recording)
OverviewConstruct the Glendalough State Park visitor center to support 130,000 visitors and eight school districts.
Amount$750,000
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 4260 / Sen. Ingebrigtsen
House Bill & AuthorHF 4327 / Rep. Rasmusson
Local Friends Group PartnerGlendalough Park Partners
HearingHouse Capital Investment Committee 03/31/2022 (Recording)
OverviewComplete the first phase to extend the Itasca State Park multi-use trail system about two miles from the park through a tunnel under Highway 71.
Amount$2 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 4169 / Sen. Utke
House Bill & AuthorHF 4617 / Rep. Bliss
Local Friends Group PartnerItasca-Heartland Connection Trail Task Force
OverviewAdd 6.1 miles of trail through Northfield and north to the Waterford Bridge.
Amount$7.5 million ($3.236 million match from City of Northfield)
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House Bill & AuthorHF 2748 / Rep. Lippert
Local Friends Group PartnerFriends of the Mill Towns State Trail
HearingHouse Capital Investment Committee 03/08/2022 (View Recording)
OverviewConstruction of the Maplewood State Park segment (the fifth and final section) of the Perham to Pelican Rapids Trail, a 34-mile multi-use recreational trail.
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 2538 / Sen. Ingebrigtsen
House Bill & AuthorHF 2611 / Rep. Rasmusson
Local Friends Group PartnerFriends of Maplewood State Park
OverviewFilling a 4-mile gap to connect the 29-mile Shooting Star State Trail to the 27-mile WAPSI-Great Western Line Trail in Iowa.
Amount$1.44 million
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Senate Bill & AuthorSF 2213 / Sen. Dornink
House Bill & AuthorHF 2339 / Rep. Mueller
Local Friends Group PartnerPrairie Visions
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