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Regardless Of Snow, The Sleep Out Begins And Aims To Raise $2M

While many Minnesotan’s are planning festive holiday gatherings, some don’t even know where they are sleeping any given night. Beginning this weekend, The Sleep Out has families helping fight poverty, and that includes camping out in tents and cardboard boxes.

11/08/2013

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Voyageurs To Take Campsite Reservations

Voyageurs National Park is going to start taking reservations and charging fees for campsites. Campsites and houseboat sites at the park on Minnesota’s northern border had been first-come, first-served, and the only access is by boat.

09/11/2013

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5 Activities To Do Before The Leaves Start To Fall

With autumn around the corner many people are desperately clutching to the remaining days of summer. Take some time to indulge in these five summer activities to ease the seasonal transition.

08/12/2013

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Bear Activity Could Close Wis. Island For 2 Weeks

An increase in bear activity has caused officials to close part of a national park in northwestern Wisconsin for up to two weeks. Sand Island, one of the Apostle Islands, was closed to overnight camping on Monday because of bears entering campsites on the hunt for human food.

07/05/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Campground: Boundary Waters

With the Fourth of July just a week away, WCCO viewers picked out Minnesota’s Best Campground. And the Boundary Waters came out on top. After 30 minutes of paddling in search of the campsite, it’s obvious that camping in the BWCA is a little different than at other campgrounds.

06/27/2013

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Twin Cities Couple Starts Blog On Camping Across Minnesota

As Minnesotans begin the summer camping season this Memorial Day weekend, one metro family is making sure we’re as prepared as we can be. Kelly and Ryan Cunningham have started a new blog called “Beyond The Tent.”

05/23/2013

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Ask A Minnesota Guide: Packing List For Your Next Campout

We asked our expert, Trent Ranzau, who is knowledgeable in all things outdoors, to point out some of the key things to bring along on a camping trip, especially if you’re going to venture out into the Minnesota wild on your own.

04/27/2013

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New Cabela’s Store Coming To Woodbury In Fall 2014

Fans of the outdoors who live in the east metro won’t have to travel too far to get to a Cabela’s come fall 2014.

01/15/2013

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Getaway Guide: Weekend Road Trip To Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters is a region that extends from Canada through the United States border lying somewhere between Ontario and Minnesota. Countless paddles have come and gone through these crystal waters. Enjoy a getaway to voyageur country by making a trip yourself.

09/08/2012

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Dayton: ‘State Water Trails’ Day Is Saturday

Gov. Mark Dayton announced recently that “State Water Trails Day” is this coming Saturday. His goal is to raise awareness for paddling and boating opportunities throughout Minnesota.

07/13/2012

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Little To No Vacancy At MN Campgrounds

The trend has been around for a couple years and it’s likely to continue – packed camping grounds.

05/27/2012

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Is Camping The Right Vacation For You And Your Family?

Camping is a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with your family. Here are some tips for a successful camping trip.

05/14/2012

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State Park Reservation System Up And Running

Attention campers: the online reservation system at Minnesota’s state parks is back up and running.

04/04/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Planning Your State Park Getaway

This year’s unusually early spring is a boon for outdoor enthusiasts. Even though it’s still (barely) March, it’s definitely not too soon to make plans to visit one of Minnesota’s state parks this summer.

03/28/2012

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