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Bird Island, Minn., Olivia revive aspirations for trail that links towns


OLIVIA — Aspirations to develop a recreational trail to link the Renville County communities of Bird Island and Olivia are being revived.

More than two dozen supporters of the idea joined a meeting of the Olivia and Bird Island park boards last week in Olivia to explore the possibility.

Most attending responded affirmatively to the question posed at the meeting’s end by Dan Coughlin, city administrator in Olivia: “Who is along for the ride?’’

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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