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HF 49

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/19/2015 03:45pm

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Introduction Posted on 01/08/2015

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying Blufflands Trail system; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 85.015, subdivision 7.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 85.015, subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Blufflands Trail system, Fillmore, Olmsted, Winona, and Houston

(a) The Root River Trail shall originate at Chatfield in Fillmore County, and
thence extend easterly in the Root River Valley to the intersection of the river with
Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 26 in Houston County, and extend to the Mississippi River.

(b) Additional trails may be established that extend the Blufflands Trail system to
include La Crescent, Hokah, Caledonia, and Spring Grove in Houston County; Preston,
Harmony, Fountain, Wykoff, Spring Valley, Mabel,new text begin Prosper,new text end Canton, deleted text begin anddeleted text end Ostrandernew text begin ,
and connections to the Iowa border including a connection to Niagara Cave
new text end in Fillmore
County; Rochester, Dover, Eyota, Stewartville, Byron, and Chester Woods County Park in
Olmsted County; and Winona, Minnesota City, Rollingstone, Altura, Lewiston, Utica,
St. Charles, and Elba in Winona County. In addition to the criteria in section 86A.05,
subdivision 4
, these trails must utilize abandoned railroad rights-of-way where possible.

(c) The trails shall be developed primarily for nonmotorized riding and hiking.