Itasca State Park
As the last drops of maple syrup are collected from Fort Snelling State Park, it can mean only one thing — the sights and sounds of spring are coming back. Brent Wennberg has been enjoying Minnesota’s state parks since he was 2.
A white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest that’s been designated as the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make its first public appearance at Itasca State Park next weekend.
The Mississippi River is a big part of life in Minnesota, from its roots in Itasca State Park to its exit out of the state at the very southeastern corner. There are some parts of it that are well known and frequently visited. But it’s a big river. What else is there to see?
Highlights from Dave Lee’s visit to Park Rapids….click the link above to listen!
You don’t have to travel far to take a vacation. Take the weekend off and head out to one of these nearby getaways.
WCCO’s summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River’s headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River’s 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you’re visiting Park Rapids.
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received a national award for its planning for the Mississippi River Trail bikeway.
Bemidji is the kind of Northwoods destination that makes for a quintessential Minnesotan vacation. Located a little more than four hours northwest of the Twin Cities, it is an easy getaway for a quick weekend trip or an extended stay. While quieter than many other destinations, Bemidji still promises plenty to do and see, especially if you want to really get out and enjoy nature. Nestled in the midst of hundreds of quality fishing lakes and the Mississippi, a visit here offers rustic charm and outdoor fun for everyone.
There is a quiet place in northern Minnesota where a mighty river is so small — you can even step across it.
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BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has opened a new state recreation area, a 1,000-acre parcel near Bemidji that features the state’s second-deepest lake. The La Salle Lake State Recreation Area will be managed as a […]
Almost 250 miles north of the Twin Cities is Bemidji, a sizable community spread along the shores of Lake Bemidji.
Dylan Burger’s work to become an Eagle Scout has been sidetracked by politics.
Driving up with your camper, setting up a tent or even lounging in a cabin, you can spend the night and day at more than 60 Minnesota State Parks. For Pat Arndt, with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, it was tough to narrow it down, but check out some of the best parks across the state for camping.
Even if the weather has been very February-like lately, the truth is that it will, sooner or later, be warm and sunny. But it’s definitely not too soon to make plans to visit one of Minnesota’s state parks this summer.