Projects on the Horizon

ATV trails

All-terrain vehicle sales in Minnesota have surpassed snowmobile sales, and the chase for recreational trails is on. The number of Central Iron Range residents who own "four-wheelers" or "quads", combined with the number throughout the state (211,000 licensed ATVs in Minnesota alone), means trail development is a recreational and economic endeavor. Local ATV clubs have successfully negotiated with mining companies to develop a trail route in the Chisholm/McCarthy Beach State Park area. The group will apply to the state's Grant in Aid Program and the Iron Range Resources for trail construction funding.

Contact:          Allen Thomsen
athomsen@reptron.com