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April 23, 2014
Letter: Do we need ‘placemaking’?
Apparently, “placemaking” is the latest catch-phrase in Willmar’s attempt to rejuvenate its downtown. According to the article in the April 8 edition of the West Central Tribune, placemaking is the creation of public spaces that are accessible and people-centered. It seems to...
April 23, 2014 - 1:00am
April 22, 2014
Willmar City Council approves first phase of master plan for park system
WILLMAR — Strategic planning for the future of Willmar’s park system moved a step forward Monday night with approval by the City Council...
April 22, 2014 - 12:00am
April 15, 2014
Attracting residents: Renville County launching marketing campaign for parks
OLIVIA — With over 1,300 acres of woodlands and prairie, and lots of shoreline on the Minnesota River and two lakes, Renville County’s seven parks offer camping, hiking and fishing opportunities all within a short drive for all of the county’s residents. Yet last year, only...
April 15, 2014 - 11:26pm
February 11, 2014
Board will pursue licensing from the Health Dept. for Renville Co. parks
OLIVIA — While expressing concerns about the potential costs, the Renville County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pursue licensing from the Department of Health for overnight camping in county parks along the Minnesota River. Parks with more than five overnight camping...
February 11, 2014 - 11:24pm
February 5, 2014
Renville County looks at costs to meet license requirements for county parks on Minnesota River
OLIVIA — Renville County can continue to offer overnight camping in its parks along the Minnesota River and meet Department of Health licensing requirements without a major hit to the capital improvement budget, according to Mark Erickson, environment and community development director. The...
February 5, 2014 - 11:39pm
September 20, 2013
City seeks public comment on park plan
WILLMAR — The Willmar Community Education and Recreation Department is seeking public comment on a five-year plan the department is developing...
September 20, 2013 - 11:18pm
July 24, 2013
All Renville County, Minn., parks are now open
OLIVIA - As of Wednesday morning, all Renville County parks are now open to the public. Several parks had previously been closed due to flooding conditions. For park information updates, call the Renville County Parks Department at 320-523-3793.
July 24, 2013 - 11:04pm
July 9, 2013
Renville County, Minn., parks remain closed due to flooding
OLIVIA -- As of Tuesday, three Renville County parks remain closed due to flooding. According to the county parks department, Mack Lake County Park, Anderson Lake County Park and Skalbekken County Park (west side of County Road 10) remain closed until further notice. The parks that...
July 9, 2013 - 11:29pm
July 3, 2013
Several Renville County Parks still remain closed
OLIVIA -- While most Renville County parks have reopened following last week’s flooding, several remain closed as of July 3. Mack Lake County Park, Anderson Lake County Park and Skalbekken County Park, on the west side of Renville County Road 10, are still closed. Beaver Falls...
July 3, 2013 - 9:42am
June 25, 2013
Renville County parks closed due to flooding, river is rising
OLIVIA — Several Renville County parks have been closed due to flooding. According to a news release from Sheriff Scott Hable, these county parks are closed as of today: Mack Lake County Park Anderson Lake County Park Beaver Falls County Park – south side (bridge...
June 25, 2013 - 1:02pm
July 7, 2012
Paddling a canoe at Minn.'s Sibley State Park
July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
June 23, 2012
Disc golf coming to a town near you
GRANITE FALLS -- At last count there were 198 disc golf courses in the state of Minnesota, making them easier to find than the restaurant with...
June 23, 2012 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
Parks busy after shutdown
Following a two-week state government shutdown that forced state parks to close, campers were eager to book their camp sites for the rest of...
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 23, 2011
Renville County, Minn., parks open, but storm cleanup continues
SACRED HEART -- The July 1 storm and the high waters of the Minnesota River have left their marks in Renville County's parks too. All of the Renville County parks offering overnight camping are open for both camping and day use, but visitors will see piles of brush as cleanup efforts...
July 23, 2011 - 12:00am
May 21, 2011
'Sensations' shows the way to Minnesota destinations
UPPER SIOUX COMMUNITY -- A television program that motivates viewers to explore the great outdoors found right outside their front doors is about...
May 21, 2011 - 8:31am