Eden Prairie News, Submitted by Karla “While many of the state’s feathered friends are flying south, some new ‘tweeting’ is beginning as the Parks and Trails Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) begins providing updates on the social media site Twitter. The pilot is part of an ongoing effort to reach out to young families, whose participation in outdoor recreation has...
Lake Vermilion State Park: dead or alive? By Britt Robson, Special to Capitol Report
by John Weiss LEROY -- Rod Radosevich put on his inline skates while his wife, children and other relatives waited on bicycles. The family was ready to roll down the Shooting Star State Trail. And maybe catch up with his parents.
  photo by Paula Wojcik Minnesotans can follow the changing fall colors online this autumn on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Web site at
  Scenic State Park Scenic State Park will be closed for two weeks during a special resource management deer hunt this fall. Scenic will be closed from Nov. 7-22, along with seven other Minnesota State Parks elsewhere in Minnesota.
Maplewood State Park It’s that time of year when people look forward to seeing the variety of fall colors at Maplewood State Park east of Pelican Rapids. For three weekends (Sept. 19-20, Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 3-4) the Friends of Maplewood will sell food and clothing at Maplewood to the many people who visit the state park to view the beautiful colors.
    by FOX 21 News   The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports that Weekday closures at Grand Portage State Park have ended. The park on the Canadian border, which features views of Minnesota’s highest waterfall,is now open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
by Robin Sauerwein   Did you know the University of Minnesota’s Department of Astronomy hosts a summer outreach program, titled Universe in the park? The program is presented at various area state parks through September 12.
Grand Portage   Grand Portage State Park will be open on weekends only for the next several weeks due to construction on a new visitor center. Beginning Tuesday, the park will be closed weekdays because heavy equipment will be operating in the parking lot and along the paved trail to High Falls, which is Minnesota’s highest waterfall and the park’s main attraction. The closures probably will run...
  Family Outings: Free learn-to-fish programs hook kids, parents on the Minnesota pastime By Maja Beckstrom Photo by Paula Wojcik "Fishing William O'Brien"  



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