Officials Call For Funds To Fix Up 'Inadequate' State Park BuildingsState parks are one of the best places to preserve Minnesota's resources and history, but officials say a lot of work needs to be done to make parks and trails safer.
Top Spots To See Spring Wildflowers In MinnesotaTake the time this spring to appreciate the wonders of nature that surround us in Minnesota and go check out the wildflowers!
Best Parks In Minnesota For A Winter Nature WalkGet out and get away, where you can be surrounded by natural outdoor wonders.
Best Ways To Spend New Year's Day In MinnesotaNew Year's Day offers an opportunity to get out and do new things without the hassle of crowds.
Jay Cooke State Park Turns 100; Events Set For SaturdayJay Cooke State Park marks its upcoming 100th anniversary with a series of special events on Saturday.
State Parks Await Spring-Time VisitorsAs 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.
Best Camping Sites In MinnesotaGet outdoors this fall and enjoy some camping.
Minnesota Power To Pay For State Park Improvements Minnesota Power has agreed to make $53,000 in improvements at Jay Cooke State Park instead of paying a penalty for stormwater violations. The MPCA says Minnesota Power hired a contractor in 2012 to do excavation work near the utility's boat launch on the Island Lake reservoir in Duluth. But the MPCA says they didn't have a proper state permit and failed to take the proper precautions to prevent sediment from flowing into the reservoir, a popular fishing and recreation spot. They later took corrective actions.
Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge ReopensA historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.
Northland Still Rebuilding After Devastating Floods One year ago, Minnesota's northland experienced some of the worst flooding it had seen in years. Heavy rain came so fast that roads washed away, creating large sinkholes. More than 3,000 homes were damaged. One year later, Duluth and the surrounding areas are still rebuilding.
Historic Jay Cooke Bridge To Be Rebuilt For Fall Last year's spring melting and subsequent floods wiped out a historic swing bridge at Jay Cooke State Park.
Jay Cooke's Swinging Bridge Due Back By FallA replacement for the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park should be in place just in time for the fall color season.