National Parks

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Explore The Best Campgrounds In America’s National Parks

If you’re planning a road trip to a new camping destination this summer, gas up. Here are a few of America’s best for you to explore.

06/30/2014

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EPA To Consider If Power Plant Adds To Park Haze

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider whether pollution controls at Xcel Energy’s Sherco power plant are adequate for cutting haze over two national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The federal agency and six environmental groups filed a proposed consent decree Tuesday that obligates the EPA to take action on a 2009 National Park Service finding that haze from the coal-fired plant near Becker impairs the views at Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota and Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. The consent decree would settle a lawsuit the groups filed in 2012.

06/25/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

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Minn. To Review Offer For Reopening National Parks

Minnesota officials say they’ll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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Federal Shutdown Would Have Minimal Minn. Impact

A temporary shutdown of the federal government would mean some closed federal offices and parks in Minnesota — but the mail, jails and airports would be unaffected.

04/06/2011

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