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County crafting buffer compliance rules
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December 9, 2012
Parks, trails groups reach consensus on funding
Three leading Minnesota parks and trails providers have developed consensus allocation recommendations for Parks and Trails Legacy Funds for the fiscal 2014-2015 biennial budget. The work group was recommended by the Legislature as a way to guide investments into Minnesota's parks...
December 9, 2012 - 12:32pm
December 8, 2012
State parks offer candlelight activities
Thirty-two candlelight ski, snowshoe and hiking events are scheduled to take place at Minnesota state parks and trails this winter, including Lake Carlos State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The family-friendly events are typically held on candlelit...
December 8, 2012 - 12:34pm
November 21, 2012
DNR encourages Minnesotans to hit the trails during Thanksgiving weekend
From trails along the coast of Lake Superior to routes through hardwood forests and over prairie knolls, Minnesota offers abundant hiking opportunities for all ages and abilities. This fall, Minnesota State Parks Director Courtland Nelson encourages families to get outdoors to enjoy...
November 21, 2012 - 9:25am
July 27, 2012
Lake Carlos State Park to host multiple events
Lake Carlos State Park will host special programs for kids and adults alike in the coming week. Following is a list of the events available: July 28 7 to 8 p.m. Meet a Wildland Firefighter Meet wildland firefighter Ryan Anderson at the Lake Carlos State Park amphitheater to...
July 27, 2012 - 12:00am
July 24, 2012
Applications accepted for parks and trails grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a grant opportunity for funding park and trail projects across Minnesota. The Parks and Trails Legacy Grant Program and Regional Park Program are soliciting applications. All applications are due Sept. 28. Eligible projects...
July 24, 2012 - 11:17am
Minnesota state parks report increase in reservations for 2012
Eager to get outdoors to enjoy Minnesota's scenic beauty, more campers have booked overnight stays at Minnesota state parks for Memorial Weekend 2012 than they did a year ago, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). A total of 2,924 cabin and campsite stays...
May 24, 2012 - 1:30pm
May 23, 2012
Council acts on Fillmore Street project, park restrooms and more
Reconstruction of Fillmore Street, new restrooms at a city park and a new lawn mower. Those were just three of the odds and ends items the Alexandria City Council took care of and its May 14 meeting. The council: Awarded a $426,622 bid from Breitbach Construction to reconstruct...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
May 20, 2012
Free guided bike rides for families offered on trails
After a busy week of work or school, bicyclists are invited to "shift gears" and enjoy a change of scenery during a new series of guided bike rides on Minnesota state trails. Starting in May, which is National Bike Month, these free rides will introduce cyclists of all ages and abilities...
May 20, 2012 - 12:06pm
May 8, 2012
Minnesota state parks offer free fishing opener for everyone
No one should feel left out when talk turns - as it does this time of year - to plans for the big Minnesota fishing opener. Any state resident who wants to participate in that annual rite of spring can now do so easily and for free at most Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. Minnesota...
May 8, 2012 - 2:25pm
March 20, 2012
State park reservation service to resume Thursday
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) new state park and recreation area reservation system will be operational again starting Thursday, March 22 at 10 a.m. The new online system has been upgraded significantly, but due to expected high demand, reservations will only...
March 20, 2012 - 12:13pm
December 26, 2011
Today is last day to make camping reservations at state parks until March 1
Those planning to pitch a tent or park an RV at a Minnesota state park have just a few days left to book their favorite campsites for 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR advises campers to act now and avoid the rush for reservations in March when...
December 26, 2011 - 7:00am
December 5, 2011
DNR to upgrade state park reservation service; service to be down temporarily
The Minnesota state parks reservation system is being upgraded and will be temporarily unavailable December 27 through February 29, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said.
December 5, 2011 - 4:38pm
Applicants sought for Minnesota Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee
People interested in serving on the Parks and Trails Legacy Committee are reminded that applications are due by Wednesday, December 7. The Legacy Advisory Committee will promote and coordinate implementation of the 25-Year Parks and Trails Legacy Plan. The plan is at www.legacy.leg.mn/funds/parks-trails-fund/plan...
December 5, 2011 - 11:59am
December 4, 2011
Minnesota parks, trails offer candlelight events
Thirty-eight candlelit skiing, snowshoeing or hiking events are being offered by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this winter at state parks and trails throughout Minnesota, including Lake Carlos State Park. The family-friendly events are typically held on candlelit trails...
December 4, 2011 - 11:39am
November 12, 2011
Applicants sought for parks, trails committee
The commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the chair of the Metropolitan Council and the chair of the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Coalition are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. The purpose...
November 12, 2011 - 4:41pm