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The Heartland Trail extension will connect Park Rapids to Moorhead when it is finished. The first stage to be built will likely be from Frazee to Detroit Lakes

Frazee-Detroit Lakes stretch may be first leg of Heartland

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might be easy to dismiss a bicycle trail as a lightweight economic development opportunity, but Guy Fischer, housing and economic development coordinator for Becker County, says to think again.

An extension to the Heartland Trail from Park Rapids to Moorhead could bring $1 million a year in economic impact to communities like Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Audubon, and Lake Park -- through good old-fashioned pedal-power.

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