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Minnnesota Parks Set Record After Reopening

July 28, 2011
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reopened its reservation system Tuesday (July 26) after the three-week government shutdown, and the number of reservations from 8 a.m. to midnight set a new record, the DNR said. Some 4,140 reservations were made for a total of 11,489 nights of camping and lodging. “We had 162 reservations

Best of Coastal Maine: 7 Favorite Moments

July 27, 2011
Lobsters, lighthouses, scenic hikes, and more memorable experiences Down East. [Read More]

The five best small towns in America

July 22, 2011
Three weeks and 25,000 miles later, five teams competing in the Best of the Road contest — sponsored by Rand McNally in collaboration with USA TODAY — have turned in their maps and car keys, consulted with a panel of judges and come up with the winners: five towns full of friendly people, great scenery, terrific food, patriotic fervor and just plain fun. [Read More...]

Minnesota State Parks Prepare for Reopening

July 21, 2011

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed the state budget, ending a 20-day state government shutdown. Dayton signed nine budget bills and three other spending bills about five hours after the Republican-controlled Legislature approved them. Lawmakers held a special session on Tuesday (July 19) that lasted nearly 13 hours in an effort to end the shutdown [Read More...]

Wi-Fi Demands Push Limits for Park Owners

20 Jul 2011

The following is a story appearing in the July issue of Woodall’s Campground Management authored by Jeff Crider examining how campgrounds are dealing with the public’s demand for up-to-date Wi-Fi services. A decade ago, it was a big deal when somebody showed up at a campground or RV park with a laptop, and parks that [Read More...]

Do public campground maximum size restrictions scare you off?

July 11, 2011
By Bob Difley I’m sure you’ve seen entries in campground guidebooks and on entry kiosks at the entrances to National Park, Monument, or forest service campgrounds that designate maximum length limitations. “Maximum size 27 feet,” for instance. So, if you were driving a 28-foot Class C, or towing a 28-foot fiver, did you cross it [Read More...]

Dr. Beach picks top Great Lakes beaches

By Laura Bly, USA TODAYUpdated 07/01/2011 3:43 PM Comments 80 To coastal highbrows who dismiss the Midwest as "flyover country," the premise that the five Great Lakes harbor some stellar stretches of sand might seem as credible as former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the Illinois politician convicted on multiple counts of corruption this week. [Read More...]