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Published April 12, 2013, 05:39 PM

East Grand Forks calls for more even distribution of state park funding

State parks and trail funding has emerged as an issue in St. Paul. Right now East Grand Forks is slated to receive 20 percent of state funding according to the legacy amendment.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

State parks and trail funding has emerged as an issue in St. Paul. Right now East Grand Forks is slated to receive 20 percent of state funding according to the legacy amendment, but local leaders want a more even distribution across the board. As it stands, funding for bike path repairs and expansions could see setbacks. The good news is the proposed 25 campground spaces on the top of the city's legislative agenda will not be affected.

Scott Huizenga, EGF City Administrator: "We're in a very advantageous state with our proposal for several reasons, A, it's very affordable, it provides a return on investments for both the city and the state which is a rare phenomenon in state government and senator Stumpf who is our representative happens to be the bonding chair so we think that is a very good place to be."

If everything works out in favor of the city funding for extra spaces would be available in July.

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