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Register for Historic Old Town and Washington Park Neighborhood Tour

Register by May 9 to take a bus tour of the historic Old Town and Washington Park neighborhoods. Seating is apparently limited. Read all about the tour here.

Public Open House Scheduled for County Road 14 Reconstruction Project

Blue Earth County Road 14 Map of Project Area

There will be a public open house in Blue Earth County for roadways on County Road 14 Reconstruction Project

DNR Winter Outdoors Skills Program for Women in Minnesota

DNR Women Winter Outdoor Skills Weekend

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that they will hold a special workshop to help women learn winter outdoor skills. The workshop will cover the aspects and fun of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, wild ricing, birding, dark-house fishing and hiking. The workshop is called "Becoming an Outdoors Woman".

MN DNR Announces Celebration of 125th Anniversary of State Parks

MN State Parks

Photo by Virgnia State Parks Staff: MN Winter.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this year is the 125th anniversary of state parks in Minnesota.

The DNR also announced festivities and other plans related to the celebration of the anniversary of the parks system in the state.

Day After Xmas in Mankato a Historical Ride to Honor Hanged Native Warriors

Largest Mass Hanging of Natives Memorial in Mankato

The day after Christmas in Mankato was a day to remember those 38 Dakota warriors who lost their life and were hanged in the largest mass hanging in U.S. history in downtown Mankato. FULL STORY

DNR Announces Candlelight Trails at Minnesota State Parks This Year Starting End of December

dnr photo

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that candlelight trail walks will take place staring December 31, in a statewide effort to get people outdoors during the cold season (though this one has been rather mild already). FULL STORY
Photo by MN DNR:The Minnesota DNR will encourage residents and visitors to take advantage of candlelight trails at state parks this year.

County Road 1 Near Good Thunder Now Open to Traffic

County Road 1 between Minnesota Highway 30 and County Road 10 in Good Thunder is now open to traffic and construction signage is being removed. FULL STORY

Mille Lacs Area Lands Major Bass Tournament Says DNR

Wikemedia Commons Photos: Bass Fishing

The Department of Natural Resources announced Mille Lacs area lands major bass tournament after DNR rule changes. FULL STORY

Mapleton Adds Language to Snow Emergency Ordinance

Mapleton has added language to its snow emergency ordinance. Read the full release below. FULL STORY

Road Maintenance Near Sibley Park

There will be maintenance on roads near Sibley Park starting October 19, according to the City of Mankato. FULL STORY