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Minnesota State Parks

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New DNR Tool Promises To Make Trip Planning Easier, Quicker

Looking for the best way to find all the Minnesota state parks that offer boat access, swimming beaches and drive-in campsites? Then look no further. The Department of Natural Resources has a new tool designed to do just that.

06/05/2014

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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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DNR: Fungus Dangerous To Bats Confirmed At 2 MN State Parks

A fungus that has been linked to bat colony decimation has been confirmed in two Minnesota State Parks, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The fungus is known to cause white-nose syndrome (WNS), which is a disease that is harmful and mostly fatal to hibernating bats, the DNR said. The fungus has reportedly decimated bat populations in eastern portions of the United States and Canada.

08/09/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Mother’s Day Ideas

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for the special mom in your life? If you’d like some ideas of things to do besides go out to eat, consider one of these options.

04/23/2013

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DNR Pleased With Relaunch Of Reservations System

Officials say they’re pleased with the relaunch of a troubled campground reservations system for Minnesota state parks.

03/22/2012

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Wander Minnesota: After Thanksgiving Dinner

Going out for a Thanksgiving buffet? Having a massive meal at home? Either way, once you’re done eating and have enjoyed the Turkey Day after-meal nap, what else is there to do?

11/21/2011

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Twins’ Broken Bats Program Means 16,800 New Trees

Minnesota state parks and trails can expect thousands of new trees next year, thanks to a Minnesota Twins’ partnership with the Department of Natural Resources.

10/27/2011

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MN State Parks Offering Lots Of Labor Day Camping

Minnesota state parks and recreations areas are still offering lots of camping options for the Labor Day weekend.

08/31/2011

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Best Minnesota State Parks For Camping

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.

06/02/2011