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December 30, 2018
Minnesota’s most popular state parks for camping
December 30, 2018 - 2:13pm
December 26, 2018
Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks, Washington County Commissioners Jack Lavold and Stan Karwoski, Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik, state Rep. Tony Jurgens and state Sen. Karla Bigham name the opening of the bicycle bridge. Washington County Parks director Sandy Breuer and Wayne Sandberg from Washington County Public Works hold the ribbon. Submitted photo
Top 10: Point Douglas Regional Trail bridge officially connects two states, three counties
December 26, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 11, 2018
The nearby Whitetail Woods Regional Park offers sledding down “The Big Kid Hill." The park is open daily 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Photo courtesy of Dakota County Parks
Unleash inner child sledding down 'The Big Kid Hill' at Whitetail Woods near Farmington
December 11, 2018 - 5:00am
July 5, 2018
The Grand Duchess will set sail at 6 p.m. from Lakefront Park in Hudson to give guests a scenic and informational cruise of the St. Croix River. Submitted photo
Cruising the St. Croix River
July 5, 2018 - 9:41am
March 6, 2018
Soaring in the sky
March 6, 2018 - 12:13pm
January 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of The Davey Tree Expert Company
Take a second look at that brown evergreen
January 30, 2018 - 6:04pm
December 8, 2017
Sam Cook
Vehicle venison: A roadkill philosophy
December 8, 2017 - 7:32am
November 1, 2017
Employees working for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources call center post for a photo. Expanded hours were announced this week to help field questions from the public. Submitted photo
From identifying scat to songbirds, Minnesota call center answers questions from the field
November 1, 2017 - 2:31pm
October 12, 2017
Hastings High School students Julia Human (left), Caitlyn Wagner (standing) and Megan Beck grabbed a shovel and planted native plant species such as Gray's sedge. Jake Pfeifer / RiverTown Multimedia
Students clear out invasives; replace with native plants
October 12, 2017 - 10:13am
October 8, 2017
A yellow Lab retrieves a rooster pheasant during a western Minnesota pheasant hunt. Forum News Service file photo
Challenging pheasant season expected in Minnesota, ND, SD
October 8, 2017 - 8:04am
September 29, 2017
A reach of recently restored Trimbelle River on the Mike and Suzanne Holst property taken June 21 this year after seeding and mulching the construction area.  Spring Creek tributary is flowing into the Trimbelle from the right. This area is about a mile south of Highway 10 on County Road O and is open to public fishing and river watching.  Dan Wilcox / Contributor
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 24, 2017
More hunters in Minnesota, Wisconsin turning to crossbows
September 24, 2017 - 7:12am
August 30, 2017
Peter Sorensen leads a University of Minnesota research team looking at ways to alter lock and dam operations in a manner that will deter the upstream movement of Asian carp. Photo by Patrick Moes
Corps changes operations at Lock and Dam 8 to deter Asian carp invasion
August 30, 2017 - 11:50am
August 25, 2017
A map of Cedar Hill and Minneiska Campgrounds at Whitewater State Park. Map via Minnesota DNR.
Minn. DNR to open two new campgrounds at state parks
August 25, 2017 - 9:16am
August 11, 2017
Minnesota's sewage systems are aging, with state officials saying many need major upgrades in coming years. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency photo.
Water quality remains a Minnesota problem. State launches effort to make improvements.
August 11, 2017 - 11:35am