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Farmington 17th annual Ironman Competition
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State championship celebration July 25 at FHS
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November 10, 2009
Minnesota guide works with National Geographic on documentary about Mississippi
BEMIDJI, Minn. - Terry Larson of rural Cass Lake, Minn.
November 10, 2009 - 7:27am
June 30, 2009
Conservationists say tax equals green Minnesota
June 30, 2009 - 7:20am
June 25, 2009
Dakota City summer camps are still taking registrations
A few openings remain in Dakota City Heritage Village's second and third sessions of its annual youth day camp, titled 1900 Apprentice. Space is available in the sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, July 6-9 and July 20-23. Each session will include...
June 25, 2009 - 2:51pm
June 2, 2009
Geocaching: High-tech way to be outdoors
ST. PAUL - Minnesota state parks are asking a question of people who like to get outdoors and explore the wildlife and terrain of the 72 state...
June 2, 2009 - 7:17am
May 20, 2009
Ash borer closing in
NEW LONDON -- As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received...
May 20, 2009 - 8:08am
May 14, 2009
Randy Distad: The man who minds the parks
As residents start to come out of their homes to enjoy the warmer weather, many head to Farmington's parks or trail system to enjoy some time outdoors. But how many folks think about what it takes to keep those trails and parks in shape? Probably not too many. But Randy Distad does. As...
May 14, 2009 - 3:05pm
April 30, 2009
Spring here? Better lock your car doors
Cabin fever seems to have struck just about everyone this year -- criminals included. The recent warmer weather has apparently coaxed petty thieves out around the community. Of the 24 reports taken last week, two were for burglaries and nine were for thefts. Most of those thefts...
April 30, 2009 - 2:53pm
April 13, 2009
Outdoors spending plans taking shape
ST. PAUL -- An influx of dedicated state tax revenue leads outdoors enthusiasts to believe a logjam of Minnesota natural resources projects will...
April 13, 2009 - 7:58am
March 19, 2009
North Creek: Restoring the ramble
The old Chiffon Margarine commercial of the 1970s proclaimed, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" Well, it looks like maybe this time, Mother Nature is getting her way after all. Mother Nature should be a little happier these days, now that a portion of North Creek has been rerouted...
March 19, 2009 - 7:34am
January 7, 2009
Woman recovers after hours in snow bank, heart stopped for hour
Janice Goodger's body was as cold as Dr. Chris Delp has ever seen - so cold that it seemed Goodger couldn't possibly survive, especially at age 64. Instead, Goodger will walk back into St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth for a simple checkup today, just days after an "amazing" medical...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
August 15, 2008
Dramatic cliffs draw hikers and campers back to Frontenac State Park
Brent Anderson says it's not uncommon for some Frontenac State Park visitors to arrive at the gate looking a bit perplexed. Heading south through Red Wing and Wacouta, they wonder just where the Mississippi River snuck off to. The park's entrance also provides no hint of the river,...
August 15, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Diamond Bluff park offers secluded place to play close to home
Folks in Diamond Bluff don't see a lot of strangers at Sea Wing Park except for boaters who pull ashore -- usually to go up the hill to the Nauti Hawg, a popular bar. There's also a boat ramp three blocks east of the park. If it were a theater, Sea Wing Park would be termed...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 18, 2008
California wildfires delay reopening of Apostle's Manitou Island
Wildfires in California are delaying the reopening of Manitou Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It was closed in early July because of an overly familiar bear. Park officials hoped to put staff time into "aversion training" with the bear to encourage it to stay away...
July 18, 2008 - 12:00am
January 11, 2008
Minnesota state parks need $100 million in upkeep
Minnesota's 72 state parks need more than $100 million to improve campgrounds, roads, water and sewer systems, and historic buildings, according to Courtland Nelson, the Department of Natural Resources' state parks director. "They're in fair condition," Nelson said. "The two areas...
January 11, 2008 - 12:00am
December 10, 2007
Aerated lakes spell danger for outdoors enthusiasts
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to extra caution when going onto any lake that has aeration systems. "Open water areas created by aeration systems can shift or change shapes depending on weather conditions,"...
December 10, 2007 - 12:00am