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February 6, 2017
Wild bison destined for Banff National Park are prepared for loading and travel at Elk Island National Park’s bison handling facility in Alberta, Canada in this January 31 handout photo.    Johane Janelle/Parks Canada/Handout via REUTERS
Canada reintroduces bison to its oldest national park
February 6, 2017 - 4:09pm
January 4, 2017
The water slide at Games Lake County Park is a perfect place play on a warm afternoon, as shown in this file photo. Campers interested in Games Lake or any of the other Kandiyohi County park campgrounds may make reservations online starting Saturday.

Rand Middleton / Tribune file photo
Registration opens Saturday for Kandiyohi County parks, including online option
January 4, 2017 - 11:34pm
November 16, 2016
People enjoy different areas of Rice Park Thursday evening in Willmar. The City Council must decide what to do about higher-than-expected bids for an extensive rehabilitation project at the popular park.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Future of Rice Park project in Willmar is uncertain
November 16, 2016 - 10:14pm
October 28, 2016
Roger Klinghagen letter: Willmar could use RV park
October 28, 2016 - 1:56pm
October 25, 2016
Renville County parks to close to motor vehicles in winter
October 25, 2016 - 8:37pm
September 14, 2016
The Willmar Community Education and Recreation Department is seeking council approval to apply for Legacy grant funds for major projects at Robbins Island Park. Adding a four-season shelter and creating a interpretive wetland boardwalk are among the proposals. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
Robbins Island regional designation possible this month
September 14, 2016 - 11:50pm
August 2, 2016
Letter: New playground equipment is needed
August 2, 2016 - 1:30am
July 15, 2016
Plenty of sites are available Thursday at the Lakeview Campground at Sibley State Park near New London. (Gary Miller / Tribune)
State parks’ online reservation system a welcome change for some
July 15, 2016 - 12:00am
June 14, 2016
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers hosted her first S’mores & More event Saturday to hear the thoughts of state park users at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
State park officials try new approach to hear from campers
June 14, 2016 - 1:52pm
May 22, 2016
New playground equipment being installed at Minnegasco Park is for children ages 2-5. Work began last week and is expected to be complete before Memorial Day weekend there and at two other parks in Willmar. Installation is scheduled to begin in July at three more Willmar parks. (SHELBY LINDRUD | TRIBUNE)
New ways to play soon available in several Willmar parks
May 22, 2016 - 11:25pm
February 11, 2016
U.S. Bank and Minnesota Vikings grant could help with Rice Park project
February 11, 2016 - 11:14pm
December 28, 2015
Beth and Todd Lief, the new managers at Kandiyohi County’s Games Lake County Park, are looking forward to their first season. (ANNE POLTA | TRIBUNE)
Couple prepares for their first season as managers of Games Lake County Park
December 28, 2015 - 11:28pm
The water slide at Kandiyohi County’s Games Lake County Park is a perfect place to take a dip on an 80-degree afternoon. (FILE | TRIBUNE)
Reservations for Kandiyohi County parks open Saturday
December 28, 2015 - 11:25pm
November 2, 2015
Six Willmar parks to get new equipment
November 2, 2015 - 11:02pm
October 22, 2015
Council OKs plan to remove, repair and monitor playground equipment
October 22, 2015 - 11:04pm