Minnesota DNR

Enbridge Misses Deadline To Clean up Ruptured Aquifer Site in Minnesota

Willow River/”Honor the Earth” Facebook MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Enbridge has failed to meet a deadline set by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for cleaning up a site where an aquifer ruptured during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline. The DNR had given the company until Friday to repair the damage to the artesian aquifer near Clearbrook. Regulators will…

Social Distancing: Renovating The Mississippi Headwaters

The Iconic Mississippi River Headwaters Have A New Look This Spring Thanks To A Restoration Project

  The days of social distancing are probably drawing to a close soon. Mask mandates are gone. Vaccination rates are going up. But I’ll still share ways to have some fun while spacing out when I come across them. Which brings me to one of the most iconic places in our region: Itasca State Park. I camped there over the…

Social Distancing: Avoid The Fall Colors Crowd

See the fall colors without running into too many people

Let’s take a look at the old Fall Color Finder from the Minnesota DNR. Most of the northern part of the state is still in peak color. That’s the bright red area. But more and more places are creeping into the post-peak territory. That’s the darker red areas. You’re running out of time to get out before the trees lose…

Social Distancing: See Peak Fall Colors Before They Go Away

Much Of Northern Minnesota In Peak Fall Colors Right Now

  Fall colors are spreading fast. And they’ll be gone before we know it. If you can head out for a nice socially distanced trip through nature, great. If not, here’s a taste. The girlfriend and I took a trip back to Itasca State Park this weekend. And It. Was. Magnificent. Jaw-dropping colors everywhere you looked. Yellows. Reds. Oranges. The…

Social Distancing: Buffalo Roundup

Plus Your Last Chance To Enjoy A Summer Staple And A Fall Colors Update

  If you want to enjoy a last taste of summer before chances of flurries next week…yuck…you can support a local restaurant from a safe social distance. The Moorhead Tastee Freez is closing for the season this Sunday, September 27th. They’re closing a month early. They have to finish repairs after a break-in caused a lot of damage earlier this…

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…