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Bessemer to apply for DNR grant for trailhead project

By CHARITY SMITH

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BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer will be applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to help pay for a new Iron Belle Trailhead behind City Hall. The city council approved a resolution Monday night to permit city manager Charly Loper to apply for the grant.

The trailhead project is expected to cost $336,533. In just under a year, the city was able to raise the 26.3% required match of $88,433. The matching funds include monetary and in-kind donations from 17 residents, businesses and organizations, including a $15,000 donati...