State Parks

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All But 4 Minn. State Parks Reopen After Shutdown

Minnesota state parks resume taking reservations for campsites and cabins at 8 a.m. Tuesday following the state government shutdown.


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Afton State Park, Canterbury Back Open After Shutdown

As the state works to slowly but surely get back to business after a three-week government shutdown, state parks — and Canterbury Park — are on their way to pre-shutdown operations.


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State Parks Could Re-Open For Day Use Friday

The end of Minnesota’s government shutdown will bring the re-opening of state parks, one of the most visible casualties of the budget impasse, starting as early as Friday.


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DNR Closes State Parks, Minn. Campers Pull Up Stakes

If the Minnesota government does indeed shutdown Friday, it will force thousands of people to change their July 4th vacation plans.


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Wisconsin Takes Advantage Of Minn. Gov’t Shutdown

It seems our Wisconsin neighbors are already cashing in on the uncertainty surrounding the looming government shutdown in Minnesota.


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Minnesota Shutdown Threatens Weddings, Much More

A looming state government shutdown in Minnesota is threatening everything from state workers’ paychecks to weddings.


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How Will The Government Shutdown Affect State Parks?

For those who enjoy visiting Minnesota’s state parks, the shutdown could affect where many of us spend our Fourth of July weekend.


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Dayton Administration Starts Shutdown Preparations

State agency commissioners in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton are preparing for a possible state government shutdown in case the governor and legislative Republicans can’t settle on a state budget by the end of June.


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Visits To Minn. State Parks Are On The Rise

Visits to Minnesota state parks are up, and the Department of Natural Resources is crediting efforts to connect more people to the outdoors.


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Minnesota State Parks Offer Winter Getaways

Minnesota state parks are offering lots of chances for winter getaways.


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Legacy Revenue To Energize Minn. State Parks

Think of it as thinking outside the park. To get more people interested in nature and outdoor recreation, state parks are going to accelerate not only what is done inside parks but also outside park boundaries.