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Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
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Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
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Tiger girls basketball team aiming for strong South Suburban finish
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Take a hike: Free admission Friday to all Minnesota State Parks
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October 1, 2009
Group rescues men from Lake Pepin
LAKE PEPIN -- Wacouta residents Jerry and Jan Nelson and a group of friends feared the worst Sunday evening when they came across an overturned...
October 1, 2009 - 7:30am
August 13, 2009
NF Endurance Team: Racing for a reason
Kari Harrison and her friends have a lot of new things to talk about these days. Sitting around waiting for an interview to start last week they talk about new bicycles and getting used to clip-in pedals. They weigh the merits of energy gels versus power-boosting jelly beans and debate...
August 13, 2009 - 1:45pm
July 8, 2009
Land owners grumble over proposed Red Wing to Hastings bike trail
The public portion of Tuesday night's open house about the proposed trail from Red Wing to Hastings was more of the same, according to Red Wing Planning Director Brian Peterson. Both land owners who would be affected by the trail and citizens questioning the source of funding voiced...
July 8, 2009 - 7:33am
May 14, 2009
Columns: Get on that bike and ride
May, it turns out, is National Bike Month. That should be good news for me. Anyone who reads this column on a semi-regular basis should have figured out by now I ride my bike more than most people would consider sensible, and now we've got 31 whole days dedicated to making at least...
May 14, 2009 - 3:29pm
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
Recent rain won't stop attempt to break ATV parade record
Recent bad weather won't spoil an attempt by the All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota to break a record in the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday. The record they hope to break, the world's longest all-terrain vehicle parade, is 1,138 consecutive ATVs set in 2006...
June 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 12, 2008
A Mississippi cruise
Four years ago, Lindsey Scherloum and Hannah B. were following the Mississippi River, driving their way to New Orleans over a two-day period. On that road trip, somewhere between twilight and the mists that rise off the river in the early morning, the two found it crazy that they...
June 12, 2008 - 12:00am
May 8, 2008
Life jackets a must for anglers on ice-chilled waters
An unexpected dip in this year's late-thawing lakes could cause cold-water shock, warn officials at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Anglers are reminded of the importance of wearing a life jacket, especially in May and early June. "The shock of a fall into cold water...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
Free admission June 1 to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas
Minnesotans won't need a vehicle permit to visit state parks and recreation areas during the June 1 open house. "This year, to commemorate the state's sesquicentennial, we are highlighting one of the activities that historically has been a park favorite over the years -- the family...
May 8, 2008 - 12:00am
April 18, 2008
St. Croix River users hash out new protections
STILLWATER, Minn. -- Enforce the rules that exist, rather than make more for boating, camping and otherwise enjoying the St. Croix River. That was the message delivered by about two-dozen people gathered at Stillwater City Hall Saturday morning for a meeting called by staff members...
April 18, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
DNR watercraft inspector applications due March 14
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking watercraft inspector interns for this year's boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels.
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am
February 14, 2008
Cross-country ski trails in great condition
Good snow means Minnesota's 1,800-plus miles of grant-in-aid and state-operated cross-country ski trails are in great condition. "People are dusting off their skis and buying ski passes to take advantage of winter," said Andrew Korsberg, trail program coordinator for the Minnesota...
February 14, 2008 - 12:00am
Minnesota snowmobiling facts
Long-awaited snowy fields are beckoning snowmobilers to hit the trails within the state. Here's a short list of Minnesota snowmobile facts: Snowmobilers have more than 20,000 miles of trails to ride, including about 18,000 miles of club trails and 2,000 miles of Minnesota Department...
January 14, 2008 - 12:00am
January 11, 2008
Ski, snowshoe or walk by candlelight at state parks
Need to get out of the house? How about joining friends to frolic in the moonlight at more than 20 candlelight ski, snowshoe or hiking events in Minnesota state parks. Trails are one to two miles in length over easy to moderate terrain with luminaries or lanterns along the path....
January 11, 2008 - 12:00am
January 9, 2008
DNR releases new audio programs about snowmobiling in Minnesota
Snowmobile trip planning, safety and other topics are featured in a new series of audio programs produced by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The podcasts may be downloaded on portable media players or on computers. "Snowmobiling is a very popular and economically...
January 9, 2008 - 12:00am