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January 13, 2017
Two luxury yurts completed in 2016 at Fort Ransom State Park near Valley City, N.D., offer all the comforts of home, including gas heating, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and a loft and can sleep as many as six people. (Bismarck Tribune photo)
Worth a look: Winter 'camping' in comfort
January 13, 2017 - 6:15am
December 9, 2016
Mike Wheeler is pictured at the southern end of the trail when he finished it last month. Photo courtesy of Mike Wheeler
Brainerd retiree, 66, hikes 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail
December 9, 2016 - 7:23pm
Duluth Trading Co. High-Neck Infantry Sweater.
December 9, 2016 - 4:08pm
July 22, 2016
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Sam Cook: 'Mountain men' learn a lesson going camping at age 12 and 14
July 22, 2016 - 3:16pm
July 5, 2016
Dan Hilgert, left, and Ryan Voss, both of Glencoe, Minn., laugh as they sit around a campfire Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Buffalo River State Park, about 14 miles east of Fargo-Moorhead. Rick Abbott / The Forum
Minnesota state parks' online reservations a welcome change for some
July 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
May 29, 2016
Tracy Ellis looks on as his youngest son, Levi, throws firecrackers into the road. They like to camp at the Red River Recreation Area at least once a year, Ellis said. (Jennifer Lu/Grand Forks Herald)
Red River State Recreation Area draws hundreds of campers for Memorial Day weekend
May 29, 2016 - 6:36pm
May 24, 2016
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Minnesota state parks break records on camping numbers
May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
May 2, 2016
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SHARE YOUR STORY: How do you camp?
May 2, 2016 - 1:49pm
April 17, 2016
Larry Hagen, the new manager of Turtle River State Park, looks down at the CCC Dam during a recent tour of the park. With spring weather on hold, the park was quiet on a recent Monday afternoon, but life will kick into high gear soon. (Brad Dokken photo)
Larry Hagen is back where he started at Turtle River State Park - but as manager
April 17, 2016 - 1:30am
March 11, 2016
Changes coming to Minnesota state parks' campsite reservation system
March 11, 2016 - 7:00pm
February 7, 2016
BRAD DOKKEN: Get out. Have fun.
February 7, 2016 - 5:30am
November 13, 2015
Minnesota state parks offer Black Friday special with free admission
November 13, 2015 - 5:15pm
November 6, 2015
Northland Outdoors expands, launches new media products
November 6, 2015 - 10:45pm
October 11, 2015
BRAD DOKKEN: There’s something about a campfire
October 11, 2015 - 11:45am
September 27, 2015
Steve Crandall, manager of Turtle River State Park, stands outside the historic CCC Shelter in the park. Crandall is retiring Oct. 9 after 23 years as park manager. (Brad Dokken photo)
Longtime manager of Turtle River State Park talks some of the highs and lows of the job
September 27, 2015 - 1:48pm