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Dancing at the Old Mill
Grinding Day at Old Mill State Park, an annual event in late August, is a celebration of a century old tradition of grinding wheat, meeting friends, and enjoying nature at this oasis on the prairie.
Name: Luke Heuchert
Trails Q & A Name: Luis Ocana  Home: South Minneapolis
The camping season has begun with the return of the state park camp hosts. Rebecca and Sarah are ready for a busy season of directing visitors to the wonders of Charles Lindbergh State Park near Little Falls. You too can become a state park camp host. For information go to: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/volunteering/stateparks/campgroundhost.html
Name: Craig Larson
Name: Ginny Gelms
   The June sky turned an angry thunderstorm blue bringing rain down on John A. Latsch, canoeing near Camp Glory, now Bass Camp, on the Mississippi River above his hometown of Winona.      Latsch, a wealthy, 47-year-old grocer, loved to fish, hunt and explore the byzantine backwaters of the Mississippi River in his little boat. Back in 1907, the Mississippi River bottomland was privately owned...
Birch Lake State Forest north of Melrose is an emerald island in the midst of a bountiful sea of farmland.             That is the way James Kubow, a summer campground host at the forest, describes his home from May to September.
        The forests where the Crow Wing and Mississippi rivers meet have been a gathering place for hundreds of years. Ojibwe and Dakota, trappers and traders, settlers and searchers came to this place that is now Crow Wing State Park to trade, share news, stories and promise.             Each year, canoeists, kayakers and the Crow Wing Muzzleloaders gather at the park to enjoy the historic...
The Paul Bunyan and Heartland trails are well highlighted on our Lake Country map. The Itasca and Bemidji State Parks, the Migizi Trail in the Chippewa National Forest along with the bed and breakfast we planned to stay was clearly marked. Our Fourth of July vacation was neatly planned. We fun time for our twin daughters, biking and hiking for mom and dad, neatly set, perfect, no flaws, then...

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