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Pelican-Perham trail plans take next step

Published 11:16am Friday, February 21, 2014

At a meeting earlier this month, planners unveiled the most likely path for the proposed Perham-to-Pelican Rapids trail project, according to a report in the Pelican Rapids Press.

This likely path would head south out of Pelican Rapids along Highway 59 and County Road 3 to Maplewood State Park. An earlier proposed path that followed Highway 108 was rejected because of safety concerns.

Smaller connecting trails from Vergas and Dent are part of the long-range plan for the project.

The Friends of Maplewood club has offered its support to the trail project, which Otter Tail County Public Works Director Rick West has said will take years to complete.

Perham Municipal

Airport will expand

Perham city officials have begun seeking begins for construction work as part of an expansion project at its municipal airport, according to a report in the Perham Focus.

Plans call for construction to begin this spring and finish by the beginning of August. The first portion of the project, an expansion of the airport’s hangar apron, will cost about $85,000. Bids for this part of the project will be accepted beginning March 24.

The second part of the project, construction of a new hangar, will cost about $200,000. Bidding has not yet been scheduled for this part of the project.

About $50,000 of the project’s total cost will come from the city’s capital fund.

 

EL’s Someplace Safe flying anti-violence flag

In honor of the two most recent domestic abuse murder victims, Elbow Lake’s Someplace Safe is featuring the “Live Free Without Violence” flag in the front window of the Central Court building, according to a report in the Grant County Herald.

One of the victims, Prince Pope, was the state’s first known domestic abuse murder victim of 2014. The other, ShaLonda Clark, was killed Dec. 30.

The “Live Free Without Violence” flag is part of a statewide campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence. Flags are displayed in cities across the state.

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