Best Local Gift Card Ideas In MinnesotaThe growing gift card industry rivals holiday gift bags in sheer sales volume. The gift card has helped retailers generate more sales. Once regarded as a mundane last-minute gift item from malls and retail chains, this prepaid cash card has become a shopper's gifting gateway.
Finding Minnesota: Minneopa Bison At Minnesota State ParkMinnesota State Park is its own winter wonderland. You can find evidence of wildlife everywhere in its serene surroundings. A pair of cascading waterfalls are the only interruptions to the January quiet. The waterfalls used to be the park's main attraction. But in September that changed, when new residents arrived – Minneopa bison.
Happy 125th Birthday To Minnesota State Parks & TrailsMinnesota State Parks and Trails are celebrating their quasquicentennial. There will be special events held throughout the year to honor 125 years of operation, and it all kicked off Friday afternoon at Fort Snelling State Park.
E. Coli Found In Water At Blue Mounds State ParkWith Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials at Blue Mounds State Park in southwest Minnesota are dealing with the discovery of E. coli in the water. The park's website says the water system serving the office and main campground tested positive for the bacteria May 12 and is not safe for drinking.
Minnesota State Park Permit Sales, Visits Rise Minnesota state parks officials say their efforts to connect people with the outdoors are paying off in permit sales and visits.
Stranded Campers Waiting Out Floodwaters In Aitkin CountyAmong those waiting for floodwaters to drop are seven stranded campers.
State Park Reservation System Up And RunningAttention campers: the online reservation system at Minnesota's state parks is back up and running.
Split Rock Plans Major Campground ExpansionA North Shore landmark, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, is planning a major campground expansion.
MN State Park Reservation System Closing For 2 MonthsThe Minnesota State Park reservation system is closing for two months for an online makeover.
Minn. State Parks Offer Free Admission SaturdayMinnesota's state parks are offering free admission on Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.
Wander Minnesota: Planning Your State Park GetawayEven if the weather has been very February-like lately, the truth is that it will, sooner or later, be warm and sunny. But it’s definitely not too soon to make plans to visit one of Minnesota’s state parks this summer.
GOP-Backed Bills Cut Minn. State Park FundingUp to 10 state parks might have to be mothballed until state finances improve under funding cuts included in Republican-backed environmental bills approved by the Minnesota House and Senate, state Department of Natural Resources officials said.

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