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Most of the state's 23,000 miles of trail are maintained by local club members.
Now in its second season, the path was officially measured at 5.2 miles recently -- doubling in size from last year -- and Jared Olafson, one of its founders, said the town is eager for a fun winter on the ice again.
Since coming to the University of North Dakota in 2019, the birdwatcher and aspiring wildlife photographer has taken his passion to a new level, exploring Grand Forks and the surrounding area with keen ears, keen eyes and a Nikon camera with a very large lens, to observe and photograph birds.
Carvers from Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, New York Mills and Wadena, among others, gathered to sell their handiwork at a Saturday, Dec. 4 show hosted by the Park Rapids Chapter of Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association.

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Club membership, which follows the calendar year, costs $10 for an individual, while a household membership is $15. Besides learning about the abundant fungi that thrive in northern Minnesota, joining the club is a good way to experience and learn about nature with like-minded people.
Looking for an outdoor-oriented job? The Dyrt is hiring during the pandemic camping craze.
Group may be a step toward a more formal club and helping city gain bike friendly status.
The manager of emergency and ambulance services at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center doesn’t want to rely so heavily on luck and good Samaritans to provide medical care to cyclists using the trail system, should they need it. He said from the time his crew received the call for service until they loaded the injured cyclist to be airlifted, three hours passed.
The 22-mile system is mostly challenging, rock and technical. But it does offer casual riders some smoother trails.
As camping gear goes, the Coleman camp stove was a classic. Still is, if you can find the version that burns white gas.

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Gun ranges and a campground have the Island Lake club, north of Duluth, going strong at 75 years.
The 20th destination on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to the heart of the Twin Cities, where you will find an oasis of wilderness in the urban heart of the state. Fort Snelling State Park is neither as quiet or secluded as other parks in Minnesota, but for Twin Citians it offers history and hiking where the state's major rivers meet.
"Minnesota's Best Autumn Hikes" details how to get there and what you'll see.

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