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DNR completes motorized easement purchases


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IRONWOOD — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has completed the purchase of a pair of permanent motorized easements in the Western Upper Peninsula, the DNR announced Tuesday, securing a total of 67 miles of trail access for a combined price of $985,969.

One will secure roughly 56 miles of 30-foot trail access in parts of Gogebic, Ontonagon, Dickinson, Houghton and Iron counties, according to the DNR’s announcement. The DNR paid $832,968 to the Keweenaw Land Association for the easement purchase using the Michigan Permanent Snowmobile Eas...