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Images of swollen Gooseberry River, glowing Split Rock sunrises, and chiseled Tettegouche cliffs have filtered through Paul Sundberg’s lens for the past 35 years. Especially stunning are his winter shots of the frosty shore. Cold weather has both perks and problems. It sculpts trees with frigid icing, but slows digital cameras trying to capture that beauty. “Winter photography is tricky,”...
While the Star Tribune's Jan. 12 story "DNR: Millions needed for land it already has" was accurate as far as it went, it was one-sided. It ignored large portions of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' report, which showed that the state's public lands are an economic engine that runs on a relatively modest investment. Nor is the funding gap as shocking or significant as the article...
If you have visited a new state park or biked on a expanded bike trail, you have Judy Erickson to thank. If you have volunteered to lobby the legislature for increased parks and trails funding, you may have worked with Judy Erickson. If you’ve voted for the constitutional amendments to increase funding for environmental programs, you’ve voted along with Judy Erickson. Erickson said her leaving...
Walking along the Creek at Minneopa State Park outside of Mankato, you’ll see a beautiful two-tiered waterfalls roaring over the limestone cliffs  You’ll see fish swimming under the crashing water and sweethearts next to the pool, where a mother duck leads her young. Courtland Nelson, Director of the Minnesota State Parks and Trails Division for the Department of Natural Resources, sees all...