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      New trail opens to the public in Winneconne

      WINNECONNE - The Village of Winneconne celebrated a new addition to Grant Street Saturday.People can now take advantage of a new walking and bike trail.The community gathered for a ribbon cutting, and enjoyed hot dogs and refreshments.Residents in a nearby subdivision requested the trail to give people better park access.Village officials say the trail has been years in the making."Village administrators started the project, and they got a grant to build a bridge here which was the first start of it. So far 12 years, we've been working on this project," said Winneconne village president John Rogers.A large amount of the money used to construct the trail was raised by the village in 2009. The community raised $25 thousand.