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Public hearing Wednesday about ATV use on Gunflint Trail

Photo by Gary Siesennop
Photo by Gary Siesennop

A public hearing on the proposed changes that could potentially open a large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is set for Wednesday (June 12) at approximately 5:30 p.m.  

According to Tim Nelson, the director of the county’s land services department, the Gunflint is open only in specific sections for motorized ATV use. Under a series of proposed amendments to a county ordinance regarding ATV use on the Trail, the entire road would be open from the start of the Gunflint in Grand Marais to the Mid-Trail area, a distance of approximately 35 miles. The amendments to the ordinance would allow ATV use from Grand Marais to County Road 92, known commonly as Iron Lake Road.

A public hearing on the proposed changes that would open this large section of the Gunflint Trail to ATV use is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, in the commissioners’ room at the Cook County Courthouse. The public hearing is a section of the planning commission meeting scheduled for that same day starting at 5 p.m.

WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Nelson in May about the proposed amendments to the ATV ordinance.
 

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