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March 5, 2019
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Faribault-Northern Links: trail connection

This project is included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Summary

Current Bill Funding AmountStatus
$750,000Fully funding P&TC’s recommendation

2019 Funding Source Sought

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

2019 Bills Introduced

HF 2172: Northern Links Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

SF 2160: Northern Links Trail bond issue and appropriation.

Final Language in Law

No bill was passed.

Proposed Project Overview

Connecting Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail with Faribault’s city trails that lead to the downtown area.

The Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail currently starts in Mankato and travels 39 miles to Faribault. The trail’s terminus, however, is disconnected from Faribault’s city trail system and downtown, making it difficult for trail users to explore the city. This project would create a vital link in the city’s trail system, and also link the western side of Faribault with the rest of the community and the region’s largest regional park.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with the city of Faribault Parks and Recreation.

Other Investment Projects on P&TC's 2019 Legislative Agenda