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The snow conditions on the Bemidji cross country ski trails was adequate to poor. On Wednesday, John Arenz found out hitting some grass equals an immediate stop as he leaves Montebello Trail. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Parks paying off: Bemidji tops $9.8 million in collections for parks, trails


Ten years ago, many of Bemidji's parks were unsightly, and in some cases, unsafe. The area lacked the trail system that now makes the city a recreational haven.


All that changed - a half penny at a time.

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Steve Wagner
Grand Forks Herald Editor Steve Wagner can be reached at 701.780.1104 and Prior to joining the Herald, Wagner worked at the Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He also previously worked at newspapers in the Twin Cities and Iowa.
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