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Construction begins near Interstate State Park


Tue, May 11th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Interstate State Park will get new sidewalks, new seating areas, and improved accessibility as part of a long awaited face-lift this summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails. The northern entrance to the park (the "upper park") and the area surrounding the famed glacial potholes will be the site of a construction project, expected to last through July 1.

The construction will limit access to northern portions of the park on Mondays through Thursdays, but the public will have full access to facilities on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. During this period, there will be full access to the southern entrance of the park and all of its facilities, including the campgrounds. However the DNR advises large groups to visit the park on weekends.



Construction will include improvements to the entrance off of Highway 8, the parking lot, utilities, and the asphalt trail leading through the pothole area to the St. Croix River. Historic walls will be stabilized and rebuilt, and stormwater runoff will be improved throughout the area. The amount of impervious surfaces throughout the area will be reduced.



For current information during the construction period, check the DNR Web site at www.mndnr.gov/stateparks or call the park at 651-465-5711.

Twin Cities Urban Birding Festival bigger and better than ever

Tue, May 11th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

The fifth annual Urban Birding Festival will be held May 13-16 at various locations throughout Minneapolis-St. Paul. It's a free celebration of springtime birds, especially those which inhabit urban areas.

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10th Annual Trout Day in Forestville a big success

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

The 10th Annual Trout Day event at Forestville Mystery Cave State Park on Saturday, May 1st, had the biggest turnout in its history, great spring weather, and fun for all ages. To top it off, there were even some fish being caught.

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10th Annual Trout Day in Forestville a big success

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

The 10th Annual Trout Day event at Forestville Mystery Cave State Park on Saturday, May 1st, had the biggest turnout in its history, great spring weather, and fun for all ages. To top it off, there were even some fish being caught.

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Early warm weather means an early tick season

Fri, May 7th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Warm early spring weather has brought out ticks earlier than usual in many regions of Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) urges anyone heading outdoors in Minnesota this spring and early summer to use tick repellents and other measur ..... 
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10 Tips for a Safe Spring Turkey Hunt

Thu, May 6th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - With wild turkey hunting season still in full swing in many states, the National Wild Turkey Federation has the safety of turkey hunters in mind.

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Minnesota DNR to ease burning restrictions May 5

Tue, May 4th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Due to the significant rainfall over the past few days in some parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that open burning restrictions will be eased in many counties.



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DU ADDS FLINT HILLS RESOURCES TO ROLL OF HONOR

Wed, Apr 28th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

ROSEMOUNT, MN. April 27, 2010 - Partnering with Flint Hills Resources (FHR) has allowed Ducks Unlimited (DU) to enhance Minnesota's rich waterfowl traditions by protecting, restoring and managing tens of thousands of wildlife habitat acres. DU recent ..... 
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Upper Red Lake's mid-season slot adjustment remains for 2010

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in The Great Outdoors

Regulations that require Upper Red Lake anglers to release smaller walleye during the first month of the open water season will remain in effect for 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).



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