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Tioga Project Journey.

April 2013

GRIMBA approaches Cohasset about developing a single-track trail at Tioga

 

May 2013 

Project committee forms with representatives from Cohasset, GRIMBA, Itasca County, and the DNR 

 

January 2014

Cohasset and Itasca Trails Taskforce approve $10,000 each to assist with trail design

 

February 2014

Project committee forms with representatives from Cohasset, GRIMBA, Itasca County, and the DNR

 

May 2014

Informational open house held in Cohasset

 

September 2014

Cohasset and GRIMBA finalize a cooperative trail agreement

 

January 2016

Land lease is drafted between the DNR and Cohasset

 

February 2016

IRRRB provides grant for trail design

 

June 2016

Itasca County Land Department approves special land use permit

 

July 2016

GRIMBA and its members raise $13,000 to assist with

project planning and design

 

August 2016

Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission designates Tioga as being regionally significant

 

November 2016

Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission awards the project $50,000 for design and engineering

 

April 2017

Trail Source LLC completes a professional trail design

 

April 2017

IRRRB provides grant of $17,500 to assist with construction

 

June 2017

Fundraising Committee forms and capital campaign launches

 

July 2017

Cohasset City Council agrees to match individual and business donations 2:1, up to a total of $300,000

August 2017

Itasca Trails Taskforce approves second grant of $10,000 to assist with construction

September 2017

Brew and Bikes fundraiser at NoPo Coffee grosses nearly $10,000

September 2017

Blandin Foundation approves grant of $50,000 to assist with construction

October 2017

IRRRB awards additional grant of $25,000 to assist with construction

October 2017

Project representatives meet with Jeff Schoenbauer, a metro-based consultant, and the IRRRB, to discuss potential for regional collaboration

October 2017

Legislative group tours Tioga and discusses inclusion of the project in a 2018 bonding bill

November 2017

Pledges from individuals and donations exceed $100,000

December 2017

 $690,000 request to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission is approved

January 2018

IRRRB provides $625,000 for the project and coordinates a project manager for Redhead in Chisholm along with Giants Ridge

May 2018

State of Minnesota provides $1 million in bonding funds for the project bringing the total to $2.8 million

September 2018

Construction begins!!!!

TIOGA RECREATION AREA

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