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Blue Mounds State Park to re-open Monday

July 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — Blue Mounds State Park will re-open Monday following flood damage that forced the park to close on June 18, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said.

“Our staff has done an exceptional job of making repairs and stabilizing …continue reading on

OUR VIEW: Open minds, creativity needed on area state park idea

February 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

With one of the largest and best outdoors-themed retail stores in the state (Cabela’s), a location along Interstate 90, and a major tourist attraction (the Corn Palace), Mitchell seems the ideal place for a nearby state park. Continue Reading

Lake Mitchell state park proposal stalled

February 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic

State not willing to help fund study right now, according to city officials.
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Blood Run site drawing visitors

July 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

20 vehicles a day flocking to future state park along Big Sioux River. Continue Reading

Site of future Blood Run state park draws visitors in South Dakota

July 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Blood Run, a national historic landmark set to become South Dakota’s first new state park in more than 50 years, is already drawing some 20 cars a day.
The picturesque acreage along the Big Sioux River bordering Iowa was used by thousands of Oneota Indians into the early 1700s. Continue Reading

Blood Run State Park idea for SD closer to reality

November 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota has partnered with two nonprofit organizations to purchase 324 acres of land along the Big Sioux River that will make up a portion of the proposed Blood Run State Park.
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State Park Visits Down This Year Over Last

October 17, 2011 in WDAZ

TURTLE RIVER STATE PARK (WDAZ-TV) – Visitation to North Dakota’s state parks is down between 15 and 20 percent this year mainly due to flooding. Continue Reading

Afton State Park vandalized during shutdown

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three buildings have been burglarized at Afton State Park, which is closed along with all of Minnesota’s state parks because of the government shutdown, authorities said Tuesday. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Mitchell should have state park

June 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Four years ago, The Daily Republic published a news story announcing that among the state’s 10 largest cities, Mitchell is the farthest from any state park or state recreation area. Mitchell’s nearest such state facility is Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, about 45 miles to the east. Continue Reading

Several improvements in the works at Lake Shetek State Park

April 5, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

CURRIE Things may be a bit crazy this spring and summer during the construction season, but in the end, the results at Lake Shetek State Park will definitely justify the means. Continue Reading

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