Hiker, dock or camper? Help choose state park license plate
Which will it be: a red canoe at a dock, hikers at Lake Itasca or two people camping in a tent?
Those are the three choices the Department of Natural Resources is asking people to vote on for special license plates that will cost $60 extra (a $10 initial fee and at least $50 a year afterwards). The money will give you access to state parks, no need for a $25 permit, with the rest going to parks and trails.
To vote, go to www.mndnr.gov/parksplate and choice which one you like best.
Voting began this week and goes through 5 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced Wednesday. Licenses will be available in October.
Minnesotans submitted more than 80 suggestions and three were chosen as the best.
"It has been exciting to see all the creative ways people represented Minnesota state parks and trails in their license plate designs," said Erika Rivers, director of the Parks and Trails Division at the Department of Natural Resources. "Now it's up to the voters to choose a winner."