Minnesota State Parks Draw Record Holiday Weekend CrowdsMinnesota state parks drew record crowds on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and park officials say there are still great recreational opportunities ahead for the rest of the summer. Department of Natural Resources figures show occupancy at state parks hit 84 percent.
DNR Closes Blue Mounds State Park Due To Flood DamageThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed Blue Mounds State Park due to flood damage from recent storms. The park, which is 3 ½ hours southwest of Minneapolis, received more than 11 inches of rain since last Friday.
Stranded Campers Waiting Out Floodwaters In Aitkin CountyAmong those waiting for floodwaters to drop are seven stranded campers.
Feds Sound Another Pot Farm Warning
DNR Closes State Parks, Minn. Campers Pull Up StakesIf the Minnesota government does indeed shutdown Friday, it will force thousands of people to change their July 4th vacation plans.