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E. Coli Found In Water At Blue Mounds State Park

With 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.


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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.


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Stranded Campers Waiting Out Floodwaters In Aitkin County

Among those waiting for floodwaters to drop are seven stranded campers.


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State Park Reservation System Up And Running

Attention campers: the online reservation system at Minnesota’s state parks is back up and running.


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Split Rock Plans Major Campground Expansion

A North Shore landmark, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, is planning a major campground expansion.


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MN State Park Reservation System Closing For 2 Months

The Minnesota State Park reservation system is closing for two months for an online makeover.


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Minn. State Parks Offer Free Admission Saturday

Minnesota’s state parks are offering free admission on Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.


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Wander Minnesota: Planning Your State Park Getaway

Even 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.


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GOP-Backed Bills Cut Minn. State Park Funding

Up 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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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Gets Bigger

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is getting bigger. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it’s adding a 19-acre parcel of land within the park.


Finding Minnesota: Minnesota’s Red Pine Tree

You may have spent some time over the weekend picking out a tree for your home for the holidays.


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Minn. DNR Releases Draft Plan For New State Park

Department of Natural Resources officials say they want to gear a new state park in northeastern Minnesota toward younger people.


State Park Land Deal Being Signed

Gov. Tim Pawlenty and a top U.S. Steel executive are signing a land deal Tuesday to create a new state park on Lake Vermilion.