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County board supports land deal to extend Iron Belle Trail

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners this week went on record as supporting the purchase of land from Pat Steiger for the next phase of the Iron Belle Trail.

The non-motorized trail will extend from Bessemer to Ramsay.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources sought the letter of support from the county.

The land will be purchased from Steiger Timber Operations.

More than $1.1 million has been raised for the $1.4 million trail project and the remaining $300,000 is expected to come through in December from a MDNR Trust Fund grant. The application is currently under review.