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by Emily Cutts, Minnesota Daily Emily Schneider was almost to work Sunday when she hit a patch of ice. Trying to stop, her bike spun out from underneath her and flipped her onto the ground, causing her to hit her head and to hurt her leg in the process. She was taken by ambulance to the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Her helmet had protected her head, but her leg was bruised.
While the Star Tribune's Jan. 12 story "DNR: Millions needed for land it already has" was accurate as far as it went, it was one-sided. It ignored large portions of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' report, which showed that the state's public lands are an economic engine that runs on a relatively modest investment. Nor is the funding gap as shocking or significant as the article...
Cold temperatures didn’t deter enthusiastic members of the Lakes Area Bike Club from participating in their seventh annual Perham Holiday Lighted Parade on the Friday after Thanksgiving. They also participated in the Otter Tail parade the next day.
If you have visited a new state park or biked on a expanded bike trail, you have Judy Erickson to thank.
Diana Doyle doesn't log high-speed miles on her bicycle.  Biking with Julian Sellers would also disappointment to serious speedsters.             If you bike with these members of Audubon Society, crank your seat down to allow for many stops, bring your binoculars and don't talk too much because they will be listening to bird songs.
To get to the Little Yellow Banks canoe landing at St. Croix State Park, you first drive five miles of paved road from the highway to park headquarters.
  by Dave Simpkins Trails Editor   Birch bark canoes, sled dogs and living near Grand Portage has brought Erik Simula as close as a person can get to the lives of the early voyageurs and Ojibwe people.   Last summer, he learned firsthand what it is like to paddle 1000 miles over 108 days, as he fulfilled a lifelong dream of paddling the Arrowhead in his handmade birch bark canoe with his 40-pound...
  Not long ago, David Gray took a Surly Big Dummy for an outing. 

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