Blue Mounds

Trail runner Zoe Pease joins a group from Sioux Falls Sunday to preview the racecourse at the Blue Mounds State Park for next spring’s Pound the Mound trail run in the park.
A group of Sioux Falls runners spent time in the Blue Mounds State Park Sunday morning to get a feel for the rocks and rills and natural terrain the park trails have to offer. Fourteen people completed an eight-mile preview run as part of their planning for next spring’s “Pound the Mound” foot race...
Youth can apply to hunt deer in the Blue Mounds State Park during a special hunt in November. “Parents or other adult mentors go with youth to the fields and forests during these annual hunting opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Department of Natural Resources mentoring coordinator. “Time spent...
President Theodore Roosevelt traveled and stayed in a canvas tent like the one history impersonator Adam Lindquist assembled Saturday at the Blue Mounds State Park. Items inside the tent were authentic or commemorative to Roosevelt’s travels from 1903-1912, except for the awning that was added by Lindquist to provide shade for camp visitors.
Theodore Roosevelt was right at home at Blue Mounds State Park north of Luverne Saturday. Amid the prairie grasses and bison that make the state park their home, living history reenactor Adam Lindquist told visitors to his hunting camp display about the 26th president of the United States while...
This year is the 100th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and the 125th anniversary of America’s national parks. To celebrate, a summer of special events and activities has been planned at the Blue Mounds State Park and Touch the Sky Prairie. The celebration continues this weekend with “Teddy...
This year is the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and the 100th anniversary of America's national parks.
Area photographers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the upcoming Prairie Photo Contest sponsored by the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We're trying to encourage people to get out and enjoy the prairie," said Luverne Chamber Director Jane Wildung Lanphere, who also...
While Gov. Mark Dayton will no longer press landowners to maintain a vegetative strip between farm fields and private roadside ditches, we think it’s a great idea to implement the practice anyway. Buffers of grasses, trees or shrubs stop harmful nutrients from washing off farm fields, entering...
  Minnesota youth have from now until Friday, Aug. 14, to apply for one of 18 special deer hunts in October and November. “Youth can hunt in select state parks and other refuge areas with a parent, guardian or mentor during these annual opportunities,” said Mike Kurre, Minnesota Department of...
  The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gathering information and assessing the future of the Lower Dam at Blue Mounds State Park in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. Significant damage occurred at the park last June after heavy rains. Floodwaters from Mound Creek caused a breach of...
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