ASTRO BOB Bouncing boulders prove Mars still rocks
Sometimes you have to stop what you're doing and share a cool photo with your friends. Once a week I get an e-mail announcement with photo updates from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a NASA ... Posted on 5/3/13 at 10:02 AM
BOY SCOUT BLOG Annual Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Kicks Off
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the Northern Lights Council have started to go door-to-door selling Trails End popcorn to fund their Scouting activities. Many packs and troops rely on thi... Posted on 9/28/11 at 5:04 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Green days on the Greenway
I absolutely love the 22 acres of Greenway (along the Red River) in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks! I spent a lot of time biking it this weekend. My daughter kept saying things like "isn't it beauti... Posted on 7/26/11 at 2:04 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Rails, trails take hit in bonding committee vote
A Minnesota House committee that usually approves spending money to build government facilities voted Tuesday to call back $59 million already approved from as far back as 1994.
The bill would stop... Posted on 3/16/11 at 3:40 AM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK New visitor center celebration at Grand Portage State Park
A new visitor center at Grand Portage State Park will be celebrated on Sept. 25, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources news release. Maples should be near their peak of fall color ... Posted on 9/16/10 at 12:49 PM
Night had fallen in the Minnesota arrowhead, and a cross country skier was hopelessly lost on a trail somewhere outside of Silver Bay with no flashlight to cut through the darkness. She had a phone for contacting rescuers but no way to give them a location with any precision. Then the ski trail crossed a snowmobile trail and the woman made out a blue and white placard with odd numerical sequences.
Federal officials have designated three Minnesota trails national recreation trails. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced Thursday that 54 trails spanning 23 states have been designated national recreation trails.
A bike trail from Park Rapids to Itasca State Park makes more sense than extending the Heartland Trail to Moorhead. That was the reasoning of Hubbard County commissioners Wednesday as they voiced universal support of a resolution to extend the Heartland Trail to Itasca at an estimated cost of $4 million.
"I think the voters were hoodwinked," said Andy Cilek, president of the Minnesota Voters Alliance, which is joining forces with the North Star Tea Party Patriots and the Northern Liberty Alliance on a repeal campaign.
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