Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near MinnesotaBackpacking through Minnesota is a relaxing and inexpensive way to vacation. The state has many recreational parks, forests and wildlife preservation sites. With a GPS, backpack gear and good walking shoes or hiking boots, you'll be ready to roll on.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips In AmericaWhile it’s important to understand how to be prepared and stay safe during a backpacking trip, even if it’s only for the day, there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore throughout the country. The following are just five of the best summer backpacking trips in America.
Teacher Accused Of Assaulting Student With BackpackA Minnesota high school teacher is accused of striking a student on the head with an 11-pound backpack early in the school year. According to court documents, the incident happened on Sept. 26, when biology teacher Robert Shoemaker allegedly struck the 17-year-old boy.
How To Pick The Right BackpackFor 7-year-old Ethan Haug, picking out a new backpack for school is easy.
Thief Stole Backpack Containing Dad's AshesA woman who lost her dad to cancer says she feels like she lost him again after a thief stole her backpack containing his ashes. Amy Ernsberger says the incident happened after she parked outside Sweeney's in St. Paul to meet her friend. Before she walked inside, she placed her backpack inside her trunk. She thinks someone was watching, because when she came out, the window was broken, the seat down and her backpack gone. "Before he had passed away, he had asked myself and my siblings to take him on adventures after he died," Ernsberger said. Her brothers have already taken him to South America and Africa. On Sunday, she was set to take him skydiving. Now, she is hoping the thief has a heart and returns the only piece of her father she has left. She says that the ashes are in a clear 6-inch cigar tube with a bumble bee on it. St. Paul Police are cautioning the public that burglaries do go up in the summer months and drivers should take their valuables with them.
6-Year Old Grabbed and Robbed