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May 30, 2018
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Mill Towns: trail development

2018 Legislative Outcome

Amount RequestedAmount Funded
$1 million$500,000

Funding Source

Seal of Minnesota
General Obligation Bonds

Final Bill » Law

Bonding Bill H.F.No. 4425

Session Law Chapter 214: Article 1: Capital Improvement Appropriations: Section 7: Natural Resources

Final Language in Law

Subd. 11. Mill Towns State Trail $500,000
For acquisition and design of the Mill Towns State Trail between the cities of Faribault and Waterford.

Proposed Project Overview

Develop one mile of new trail near Dundas and rehabilitating three miles of trail between Dundas and Northfield, Minn.

2018 Identified Need

$1 million

Project Impact

The Mill Towns State Trail is a partially completed trail that will ultimately stretch of 25 miles, connecting Northfield, Faribault and Cannon Falls, while also providing a link between two other long-distance trails. This project builds on the momentum established recently with trail development near Lake Byllesby and acquisitions near Dundas.

Project Support

Grassroots initiative in partnership with Friends of Mill Towns State Trail

Bill Status: Passed & Signed

  1. Bonding Bill (HF 4425) introduced that includes an appropriation of
    1. $500,000 for acquisition and design of the Mill Towns State Trail between the cities of Faribault and Waterford.
  2. Bill passed in Senate (vote: 113-17) and House (vote: 42-25)
  3. Signed by Gov. Dayton on May 30, 2018

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