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south metro briefs: vermillion river regional greenway trail around hastings mostly complete

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south metro briefs: vermillion river regional greenway trail around hastings mostly complete

vermillion river regional greenway trail is now mostly complete and ready for public use. the 4,700-foot trail segment incudes a 140-foot steel truss bridge and crosses the southern rim of the vermillion river gorge, passing beneath a bridge and through the properties containing the minnesota veterans home and mndot truck station.the project’s completion closes a gap in the city’s trail system so that people can experience a full 10-mile circuit around hastings. the trail also connects to the mississippi river trail in multiple locations and will link to a washington county trail, which will lead to prescott, wis., when completed.the city-led project received a federal transportation grant for 80 percent of construction costs, with dakota county picking up the balance.for more information and a map, go to hastingsmn.gov/visitors/things-to-do/trail-system.erin adlermendota heightscity council votes down land-use changethe mendota heights city council voted 3-2 to nix a controversial request to change the designation of land next to three properties to medium-density residential from low-density residential. the change would have allowed developers to build condominiums or apartments on the lots.the planning commission had recommended approval.a handful of residents attended the july 5 city council meeting to object. they said building a multifamily project on the site would cause traffic and groundwater problems. others were concerned about the project’s density.talaia b...