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Crow Wing County seeks public input on Miller Black Bear Trail expansion

There is a proposal to expand the Miller Black Bear Trail system. Crow Wing County officials want to hear from the public about the proposal.

All-terrain vehicles head out to a Mississippi River overlook Saturday after the grand opening of the Miller-Black Bear Trail, a designated multi-use trail near Trommald. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery)
All-terrain vehicles head out to a Mississippi River overlook after the grand opening of the Miller Black Bear Trail, a designated multi-use trail near Trommald, in this archived photo. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County Land Services is requesting public comment on a proposal to designate 6.25 miles of existing and 6.25 miles of new trail development as an extension to the multiple-use Miller Black Bear Trail system.

The existing trail system is in Wolford and Irondale townships. The proposed expansion includes additional trail segments in Wolford and Irondale townships, as well as the city of Trommald.

The proposed trail designation application and trail suitability analysis can be viewed at crowwing.us/289/Recreation . Those interested in this trail proposal should submit their written comments by 5 p.m. Aug. 30.

“All comments received will be responded to in writing and presented to the county board prior to their decision on the proposal,” environmental services supervisor Ryan Simonson stated in a news release.

Written comments may be emailed to landservices@crowwing.us with “Miller Black Bear Trail” in the subject line or mailed to Crow Wing County Land Services Department, Attention: Miller Black Bear Trail, 322 Laurel St., Suite 15, Brainerd, MN 56401.

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