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Committee offers recommendations on use of federal funds in Chippewa National Forest


LONGVILLE – Chippewa National Forest Supervisor Darla Lenz will decide by mid-July whether to accept the recommendations of a citizen committee about how to spend $780,000 the forest received under a 2008 federal act.

 That act is to maintain, restore or decommission roads or streams and watersheds within the forest.

Some projects require a local government match. Some were recommended for only partial funding.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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