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Bids expected this week on trail project
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Plans are still on track to have Perham’s Wildflower and Wellness trails complete by the end of June.

At a meeting last week, city councilors agreed to accept the low bid on each trail, as long as the bids are within 10 percent of the engineer’s estimate.

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At press time, bids were expected to be in by this Tuesday afternoon.

City Engineer Jade Berube said paving and site work at the Wildflower Trail should cost about $75,000, while the Wellness Trail should cost about $80,000. The flower plantings along the Wildflower Trail will be bid out at a later date.

So long as the trails are complete by June 30, a Minnesota DNR grant will cover a major portion of the project cost, and Perham Health will be covering some of the costs for the Wellness Trail.

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