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DNR Beginning Phased Reopening Of Campgrounds in Minnesota

The DNR will open 75 remote campsites in state parks for use Memorial Day weekend, most of which have existing reservations. Another 80 remote sites are expected to be ready by next Friday.

MINNESOTA — The DNR says they are beginning a phased reopening of its campgrounds. The DNR is allowing dispersed and remote camping at state forests and some parks. “Dispersed camping is for hardy campers who are used to camping without amenities so you do have to pack in and pack out everything,” Assistant Communications Director for the Office Of Communication…

North Dakota State Parks to Reopen May 9

Campers will be required to make reservations online before visiting any parks.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is reopening state park campgrounds on May 9. All campgrounds, except Little Missouri State Park, will open for no-service camping on May 9 and all parks will be opened with limited service on May 21. Once all parks are open, campers will experience limited access to restrooms, no multi-unit camping and limited…

North Dakota Forest Service Reminding People To Be Careful During Fire Season

They recommend that people continue to check the Fire Danger Rating map on the department's website

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Forest Service is reminding residents that it is still fire season and that people need to take extra precaution. That means waiting to mow your lawn till the grass is green, avoid doing any burning in your yard and to remember the ABC’s. Always Be Careful with fire, officials say to make sure the…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…

Chris Janson And Dustin Lynch Announced For 2020 ND Country Fest

The festival held at the Morton County Fairgrounds is billed as North Dakota's largest country music and camping festival

NEW SALEM, ND — ND Country Fest is already announcing its headlining acts for next year’s festival in New Salem, just west of Bismarck. In addition to Chris Janson the festival has also signed Dustin Lynch. Both singers will be in New Salem in July 2020. Tickets are already on sale on the North Dakota Country Fest website. The second…

Concertgoers Get Ready for Country Music, Fun at 36th Annual We Fest

New security measure prevents bags bigger than 11x15x4 inches in concert area

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. —┬áHundreds of people have already set up shop inside the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes for the 36th annual We Fest. With the promise of country music and camaraderie lingering in the air, people from all over have their reasons for pitching a tent or parking an RV in Detroit Lakes this week. “There’s just a…

Man Camping At Elbow Lake Hit By Falling Tree During Storm

Jeff Panzer was sitting under an awning when the tree fell on him

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A Farmington, Minnesota man camping at Elbow Lake was hurt after he was hit by a falling tree. Becker County Sheriff’s officials say 44-year-old Jeff Panzer was camping with three others on the east side of the lake when storms hit around 6:10 this morning. Panzer was sitting under an awning when a tree fell on…