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The Mississippi River Trail will extend from South St. Paul to Hastings. Ultimately, the trail will be part of a 3,000-mile trail system that goes from Lake Itasca to New Orleans.

Mississippi River Trail is taking shape

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Dakota County has been hard at work in recent years to acquire the land it needs to build a 27-mile trail that would stretch from South St. Paul to Hastings.


As of Wednesday morning, it was expected they’d have the final three parcels needed to complete the project.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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