Blue Mounds State Park
Ice storm damage in southwestern Minnesota has led to the closure of the campground at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne through April 21.
It seems hard to fathom, but western settlement nearly wiped out the nation’s bison herd — some 30 to 60 million animals. That herd stretched from Minnesota’s grasslands to the Rocky Mountains. But over the years, hard work has brought the bison back.
The Minnesota Zoo and the DNR agreed to join forces Thursday in an effort to preserve and show off a herd of genetically-pure bison that lives in southwestern Minnesota.
If you ever find yourself traveling west on Highway 60 you’ll see a lot of open space. But, there are some special places along the way. I grew up in Worthington and wanted to share some spots that are not-to-be-missed if you’re making the trip to Southwest Minnesota.