Jay Cooke State Park

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Best Camping Sites In Minnesota

Get outdoors this fall and enjoy some camping.

09/13/2014

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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.

07/11/2014

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Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge Reopens

A 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.

10/26/2013

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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.

06/19/2013

What's left of the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke state park in Duluth. (credit: Holly Wagner/CBS)

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.

04/06/2013

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Jay Cooke’s Swinging Bridge Due Back By Fall

A replacement for the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park should be in place just in time for the fall color season.

04/06/2013

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Flood-Damaged NE Minn. Park Reopens

Jay Cooke State Park has reopened four months after being closed by major flooding in northeastern Minnesota.

10/22/2012

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Jay Cooke State Park Reopening After Flooding

Four months after the Northland flooding, Jay Cooke State Park is reopening on Monday.

10/22/2012

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Jay Cooke State Park Reopens Monday After Flood Reconstruction

More than four months after historic flood severely damaged highway access to Jay Cooke State Park, it will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, says the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

10/19/2012

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Roads Damaged By Flooding Get Timetable To Reopen

It’s been more than two months since heavy flooding damaged several parts of northeastern Minnesota.

09/05/2012

What's left of the historic swinging bridge at Jay Cooke state park in Duluth. (credit: Holly Wagner/CBS)

DNR: Jay Cooke State Park Closed Indefinitely

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that Jay Cooke State Park has been closed indefinitely and camping and lodging reservations have been canceled through October.

07/03/2012

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2 Rescued From Rocks At Jay Cooke State Park

A couple stranded on some rocks at Jay Cooke State Park were rescued by authorities after the swift moving water of the river kept them from returning to shore.

04/08/2012

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Carlton Co. Drowning Victim Identified

A man who drowned in Carlton County Monday has been identified.

09/13/2011

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Police: Body Of Missing Swimmer Found In Carlton Co.

Carlton County police said rescuers found the body of the 24-year-old man who drowned Monday afternoon after the St. Louis River pulled him downstream.

09/12/2011

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Cancellations, Weather Hold Down Park Traffic

Jay Cooke State Park on Minnesota’s north shore would be packed with campers on a typical July weekend. But, more than half the camp sites were empty during the weekend when the park, as well as others, reopened after a nearly three-week-long government shutdown.

07/25/2011

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