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June 26, 2017
Tom Landwehr
Minn. DNR fee increases take effect July 1
June 26, 2017 - 3:41pm
April 16, 2017
Submitted This cabin at the Crow Wing State Park is among author Tom Watson's favorites. It offers a spacious setting shaded by towering pines on a site just far enough from the road to offer some privacy.
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
April 16, 2017 - 3:51pm
March 5, 2017
Hallaway Hill is a popular hiking destination at Maplewood State Park each fall in Minnesota's Otter Tail County. The view overlooks two lakes and countless maples. Submitted photo / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dokken: Time to pony up for Minnesota's state parks
March 5, 2017 - 10:23am
March 3, 2017
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers, second from right, visits with campers at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park in rural Granite Falls in this June file photo. Rivers spoke to reporters Thursday about a park system proposal to raise user fees and increase general fund support to maintain existing service levels. (Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo)
Minnesota state parks seek funding increase
March 3, 2017 - 5:07am
October 6, 2016
Trees off of Highway 71 Northeast have started to change color. (Briana Sanchez / Tribune)
The colors of fall are upon us
October 6, 2016 - 12:00am
June 17, 2016
State Parks and Trails Director Erika Rivers, third from left,  Saturday at the Upper Sioux Agency State Park. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Minnesota state parks director camps to gather feedback
June 17, 2016 - 11:51pm
State parks director camps to gather feedback
June 17, 2016 - 4:26pm
May 24, 2016
Minnesota state parks seeing record number of campers
May 24, 2016 - 12:47pm
May 5, 2016
In this undated file photo, James Uphoff, from left, Glenda Grussing and Andrea Uphoff relax at their Sibley State Park campsite.
Sibley State Park offers more camping opportunities
May 5, 2016 - 9:54pm
March 11, 2016
Bucking a nationwide trend: Minnesota state parks making all campsites reservable
March 11, 2016 - 11:26pm
January 12, 2016
Letter: Reopen our state parks
January 12, 2016 - 2:00am
January 8, 2016
Minnesota state parks mark 125 years
January 8, 2016 - 11:14pm
December 14, 2015
A camper cabin at Glacial Lakes State Park is shown in this Tribune file photo. A reduction in winter services means that camper cabins will only be available Thursdays through Sundays during the winter months at Sibley, Lac qui Parle and Glacial Lakes state parks. (TRIBUNE | FILE)
Minnesota cuts back at less popular state parks
December 14, 2015 - 12:30am
November 13, 2015
Entrance fees to all 76 state parks and recreation areas in Minnesota will be waived Nov. 27. (TRIBUNE)
Entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks, rec areas to be waived on Black Friday
November 13, 2015 - 11:55am
March 20, 2015
Governor Mark Dayton’s budget would increase permit fees and the general fund allocation to maintain the current level of services in state parks. This Tribune file photo shows Julie Clark, who enjoys riding her bicycle in Sibley State Park. TRIBUNE/File
Fee, funding hikes for state parks: But governor’s proposed increases would leave parks’ support at current levels
March 20, 2015 - 11:11pm