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City considers acquiring land for bike path expansion

June 20, 2013
By DAVID ALEXANDER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

The city of Marshalltown could become the owner of 12 miles of land that hosts a railroad track. The owner, Iowa River Railroad, has decided to discontinue 34 miles along the corridor that runs from Marshalltown to Steamboat Rock. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is looking to acquire the land, including the stretch in Marshall County that runs north of town to Eldora, to transform it into a bike trail.



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