Pelican to Perham trail plan approved
The master plan for a recreational trail from Pelican Rapids to Perham, also running through Maplewood State Park, was approved Tuesday, Sept. 9, by the five-person Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners.
The trail will be built in stages, when grant money becomes available. One source will likely be the Legacy Amendment. In 2008 Minnesota voters approved the amendment that increased the state sales tax by three-eighths of one percent.
The legislation, in part, supports parks and trails and also protects lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.
Stage one of the Pelican Rapids to Perham trail will involve construction from Pelican Rapids, south to County Highway 3. The trail will then head easterly to Maplewood State Park.
The motion to approve the master plan came from Commissioner Doug Huebsch who represents the Perham area. Seconding the motion was Lee Rogness who represents the Fergus Falls area. Concurring with Huebsch and Rogness in approving the plan were Commissioners Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids, John Lindquist of Dalton and Roger Froemming of Parkers Prairie. read entire story. . . .