Outdoors NEW LONDON — As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received an urgent email about the emerald ash borer that will affect all visitors at every state park.
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled with water and swept him into the river, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials.
Minnesota’s 72 state parks need more than $100 million to improve campgrounds, roads, water and sewer systems, and historic buildings, according to Courtland Nelson, the Department of Natural Resources’ state parks director.
Lee Bloomquist, Duluth News Tribune
, January 11, 2008
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