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BRAINERD CITY COUNCIL: City will seek grant for south Brainerd trail

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Brainerd will seek a DNR grant to extend the Spur Line Trail through south Brainerd to connect to Kiwanis Park. 

The Brainerd City Council by a vote of 5-2 on Monday approved submitting a grant application for the trail, which is estimated to cost about $570,000. The proposal is for the trail to be paid for entirely with grants. The city has already received $150,000 for the trail. 

Voting against was Council President Mary Koep and council member Bob Olson. 

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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 Causecast.org — 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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