Minnesota DNR
DNR adds stand-up paddleboarding to its ‘I Can!’ programs
One of the latest trends in paddle sports is coming to Minnesota state parks this summer. People can sign-up for one of the new stand-up paddleboarding programs offered as part of the “I Can!” series of outdoor skill-building opportunities for … Full Story
2014 Arbor Month Celebration encourages nature play
A decline in nature play has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to put this year’s Arbor Month (May) focus on encouraging kids to climb trees and play with nature in their back yards and within the community.  The … Full Story
Wildfire Prevention Week raises awareness of outdoor fire hazards
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared April 20–26 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Minnesota to increase awareness of outdoor wildfire hazards. Each spring wildland firefighters and rural fire department volunteers spend countless hours battling wildfires that could have been easily prevented. … Full Story
Slow no-wake boating restriction in effect on St. Croix River
Water levels on the St. Croix River have risen to the point where any early boaters venturing onto it will be required to slow down to minimize shoreline damages. Boaters on the St. Croix between Taylors Falls and Prescott must … Full Story
DNR to hold public hearing on Eagle Lake designation and management
A public hearing on a proposal to formally designate Eagle Lake in McLeod County for wildlife management will be hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources near Brownton on April 23. The meeting is 7 p.m. at the Brownton … Full Story