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City, school staff do neighborhood walkthrough

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news Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Brainerd city officials and school district leaders conducted a neighborhood walk-through Monday to chat with homeowners along the Safe Routes to School route.

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Officials spent 15 minutes on each of the blocks, answering questions about the project and showing where the sidewalk will go.

Brainerd was awarded a $300,000 grant from The Minnesota Department of Transportation for the project. The grant will help fund adding sidewalks and curb extensions for children walking and bicycling to Garfield School.

Construction in Brainerd could begin in summer 2014.

City councilman Gary Scheeler said the feedback was about 80 percent positive.

“It helped build that trust factor back in,” he said of the walk-through. “It helped with transparency.”

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