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Accessing resources: Proposed fund to take 5 percent of the Oil Extraction Tax

October 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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Four months after being devastated by floods, popular Northland state park to reopen Monday

October 19, 2012 in DL-Online

Jay Cooke State Park will reopen Monday, four months after flooding washed away roads, trails and bridges. Continue Reading

Lake Bemidji State Park gets camper cabins

May 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The first of four new camper cabins arrived Tuesday at Lake Bemidji State Park. The one-room electrical cabins provide basic shelter for up to six people. They will be placed together north of the campground near the trail access for the bog walk. Continue Reading

State works to minimize oil impact to parks

May 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sit down for a picnic at Lewis and Clark State Park, and you almost forget about the Bakken. Views of Lake Sakakawea and the rugged buttes of the North Dakota Badlands offer an oasis from the flurry of oil activity just a few miles away. But some fear the oil boom is getting too close to some of western North Dakota’s parks Continue Reading

Minnesota’s reservation system for campsites, cabins tested again

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota’s new system to reserve campsites and cabins at state parks was battered Monday morning as a crush of campers tried to book plans for Memorial Day weekend. Continue Reading

Minnesota state parks campsite reservation website open again

March 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Reservations can be made today and this weekend for campsites and cabins in state parks for arrival dates through May 22. Continue Reading

Minnesota DNR’s online reservation do-over: So far, so good

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

So far, so good in TODAY’s opening minutes of Debut II of the state’s new online system for reserving state camping and lodging facilities, which crashed three weeks ago under the weight of demand. Continue Reading

Minn DNR will resume taking camping reservations for state parks, recreation areas

March 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the reservation system has been upgraded since it crashed March 1, but because of anticipated high demand, reservations will only be accepted for specific dates during the initial 8-day rollout. Continue Reading

North Dakota’s state parks to start taking reservations Tuesday

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota state parks officially open May 18, but reservations can be made 24 hours a day with the exception of the first day of the 95-day window. On Tuesday, reservations can be made starting at 7 a.m. Continue Reading

Feds turn down plea for help with riverside repairs after flood

January 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE High water damaged 40 state parks and recreation areas along the Missouri River in South Dakota during 2011, but none is eligible for federal emergency assistance for their repair. The Corps of Engineers holds a flood easement as part of the transfer of the shore lands to state ownership. Continue Reading