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Draft Silica Sand Mine Standards Get Mixed Reviews

A state government panel is ready to get feedback on a new draft set of model standards for regulating the growing silica sand mining industry. An Environmental Quality Board subcommittee meets Wednesday to hear presentations from state agencies involved in preparing the draft standards, which were released Friday.

12/18/2013

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Minnesota’s Most Mysterious Places

William Kent Krueger writes the New York Time bestselling Cork O’Connor mystery series, which is set in Minnesota’s great Northwoods.  His work features many of Minnesota’s best known geographic locations, among them the North Shore of Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

08/13/2013

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New Zip Line Tour Opens Near Belle Plaine

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to enjoy the Minnesota River Valley. Just strap into a harness and hit the new zip line. Lee Kerfoot is owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tours. “My folks own the Gunflint Lodge (near the Boundary Waters) and we encouraged them to do this for several years,” Kerfoot said. Kerfoot’s takes adventure seekers high above the trees and over a steep ravine that suspends them 175 feet in the air.

06/14/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History

November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.

11/05/2012

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Best Scenic Highways In Minnesota

It’s sometimes not all about the destination. It’s also about the journey. And in Minnesota, there are miles and miles of roads to experience either on the way or as a trip itself. From the bluff country in southeastern part of the state to the gateway of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area these could be one tank trips or a weekend getaway with plenty of places to stay. Chuck Lennon from Explore Minnesota lends his expertise about the twists and turns of some of the best scenic byways in this great state.

CBS Minnesota–11/03/2010