STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Shutdown notebook: Parks first place Minnesotans feel shutdown
The most noticeable impact of Minnesotas government shutdown was predictable: state park users on a holiday weekend.
Were 400 miles away from home, said one father at the entrance to Gooseberry Fal... Posted on 7/2/11 at 9:29 AM
MODERN-DAY JANE If you love merry-go-rounds, your options are limited.
Two year olds are fantastically sweet and adorable, but MAN do they take a lot of energy. Going to the park is no longer a fairly relaxing event, as it was last summer when Adam was immobile and Leah ... Posted on 6/28/11 at 7:55 PM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK New visitor center celebration at Grand Portage State Park
A new visitor center at Grand Portage State Park will be celebrated on Sept. 25, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources news release. Maples should be near their peak of fall color ... Posted on 9/16/10 at 12:49 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Into the Wild
I have been watching a documentary this week on the Public Broadcasting System titled, “The National Parks; America’s Best Idea.” I hope you’ve been watching it with me as it i... Posted on 9/30/09 at 2:36 PM
For the first time in more than a decade, the city of Duluth is revisiting its master plan for the Parks and Recreation Department. Among the ideas are streamlining the department to avoid duplicating services, and relying on volunteers to maintain and improve parks.
It’s a breathtaking hike to the top of Lander Mattson Peak, a hardscrabble rock outcropping near Soudan, but the view of Lake Vermilion is equally breathtaking. It's part of Minnesota's newest state park.
Cook County, Voyageurs National Park and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday each announced new outdoor fire bans, joining the Superior and Chippewa national forests and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
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