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A question on the Douglas County Parks and Trails Survey asks residents what type of trails they'd like to see and one of the options is snowmobile trails. (Echo Press file photo)

How would you spend $100 on county parks, trails?

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Development of a new Douglas County Parks and Trails Plan is well under way, but there's still time to have your say.

The plan is a blueprint for the county's parks, open spaces, trails and bikeways over the next 25 years.


"We're trying to take a look at: What do we have? What do people wish we had? And how do we make these things come together? That's really what we're trying to do," explained Al Lieffort, Douglas County Parks superintendent.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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