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OUR OPINION: TRAIL

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News of the proposed recreational trail that would circle Gull Lake sounded great to the bikers, walkers and runners we know in this area but an important point must be noted. The proposed 25.4 mile trail would be on existing right of way, including road shoulders.

That means given the narrow width of some road shoulders and the fast-moving traffic on roadways near the trail, this is no trail for the faint of heart. Both recreational trail users and motorists will have to be alert.

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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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