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MN ENRTF 101: Critical Funds for the SHT and More

April 26, 2021 The Superior Hiking Trail has a long history and bright future with Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Many of the first miles of the Trail were built with funding provided by the LCCMR, and the ENRTF has been a source of […]

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Gooseberry Gap Gets Green Light

March 4, 2021 The Superior Hiking Trail Association recently gained approval for a Conditional Use Permit from the Lake County Planning Commission for the “Gooseberry Gap” project. This project, already approved by the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources, is aimed at building a new, ecologically-sound route on public lands to reconnect the Superior Hiking Trail […]

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Every Step We Take, They’ll Be Watching Us

May 1, 2020 (Originally published in the 2020 Spring Ridgeline newsletter.) By Denny Caneff, SHTA Executive Director I had a couple of shocks when I first arrived at the Superior Hiking Trail Association in the summer of 2017; they were not electrical. A county soil conservation official warned me that we may be breaking state […]

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Superior Hero Tales: Bruce Henke

February 27, 2020 Into the annals of SHTA history will go section adopter Bruce Henke.  He’s hanging up his loppers this year after 26 years of working his section from Castle Danger Road to the Nestor Grade (about 4 miles). “It’s been very fun and rewarding,” he told us, “but I’m getting up there in years […]

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Superior Hero Tales: The Snowmobile Heroes

February 27, 2020 What’s a guy living in central Missouri doing with a snowmobile?  Waiting to donate it to the SHTA, of course. George Lipscomb is a long-time supporter of the Trail who owned property in northwestern Wisconsin, where he’d expected to use his snow machine, but the haul from Missouri to Wisconsin was too much […]

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