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Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?  If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer. Blue Mounds State Park, Luverne, will host a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training beginning Sept. 11. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on class with...
The Father’s Day flood of 2014 tore through the spillway of the dam at the Blue Mounds State Park, draining what had been the park’s Lower Lake. Since then, park visitors and community members have been waiting for answers about what would be done about the flood damage. Those answers were...
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...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recommending the dam at the Blue Mounds State Park be replaced and the pond restored. According to the construction timeline, however, the Lower Mound Lake won’t be reestablished and open to the public until 2018, more than four years after flooding...
  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...
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