State Parks

GOP-Backed Bills Cut Minnesota State Park Funding
A third of Minnesota state parks could see their hours and services reduced under Republican-backed environmental bills approved by the Minnesota House and Senate. DNR officials say up to 10 parks might have to be "mothballed" until state finances improve, if the bills become law.
Visits To Minnesota State Parks Are On The Rise
Visits to Minnesota state parks are up, and the Department of Natural Resources is crediting efforts to connect more people to the outdoors. Estimated total visits, based on car counts, were 9.5 million in 2010, up from 8.3 million in 2008.