National Park Service
Access to the popular ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will be closed by Sunday night due to safety concerns, according to National Park Superintendent Bob Krumenaker. The caves, which just saw one of its longest and most popular seasons in recent memory, will close due to rapidly-changing ice conditions that pose a growing safety concern.
A new National Park Service report says Minnesota’s national parklands drew over 600,000 visitors who spent over $34 million and supported over 500 jobs in the state in 2012.
The ice caves near the Apostle Islands in northern Wisconsin are still proving to be very popular. According to the National Park Service, nearly 78,000 people visited the caves along Lake Superior from Jan. 15 through the end of February.
One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.
The stretch of the Mississippi River that flows through the Twin Cities area is in better shape than it was 40 years ago, but a new report warns of some emerging threats.
A new farmer-to-farmer cooperative effort is aiming to clean up and protect streams in Minnesota.
Former National Park Service director Roger Kennedy, who staunchly defended his agency from budget cuts, has died at age 85. He had melanoma.
When Jon Francis disappeared while hiking in the Idaho mountains five years ago, Dan and Sue Seftick lent support to the Minnesota man’s family while it grappled with the uncertainty and despair.