Duluth area trail reopens after flood


The Willard Munger State Trail between Carlton and West Duluth has reopened just in time for snowmobiling season, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The 14-mile section of the trail was damaged during the June flood.

The Department of Natural Resources said the trail is open for walkers, but because several stretches have been temporarily resurfaced with gravel, the trail may not be safe for bicycles or in-line skaters. The trail will be open for snowmobilers once snow falls.

Most of the work to repair the trail is complete, but final repairs won’t happen until next year.

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