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  • Walleye season opens Saturday in Land of 10,000 Lakes

    About a half a million anglers are expected to hit the water when walleye season opens Saturday in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Here's a look at some things to expect this season in Minnesota, a state that takes its fishing seriously. WEATHER Saturday's...
  • Most Indiana state parks raising entrance fees $2 next week

    Visitors to Indiana's state parks will pay $2 more per vehicle to enter most state parks under a price increase that takes effect next week. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that beginning May 13 entrance fees will increase from...
  • Taking a trip to the playground with our younger family members

    Now that my son is a teenager, days out at the playground seem like a distant memory. I am so grateful that I have young nephews that I get to watch grinning from ear to ear as they soar down the slides and swing in the air at area parks. I often...
  • Race village for Volvo sailing event opens in Newport

    The race village for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport has opened, kicking off a 12-day celebration of the offshore sailing event. Gov. Gina Raimondo and other state officials gathered Tuesday at Fort Adams State Park for the opening ceremony. The...
  • Time To Stop Legislature's Giveaways Of State Land

    Time To Stop Legislature's Giveaways Of State Land
    Once again, the General Assembly is considering a bill that will reduce the value of the state's public land and damage the public's trust in government. This year's legislation would give part of Silver Sands State Park to Milford and allow sand and...
  • Parks and beaches no place to light up

    Parks and beaches no place to light up
    Smoke-free state parks and beaches enjoy tremendously popular support. A recent statewide poll of 1,058 likely voters, conducted thanks to the generosity of the Quit Doc Research and Education Foundation, shows 70 percent of Florida voters favor a...
  • Hikers warned to stay on Starved Rock trails to avoid falls

    Hikers warned to stay on Starved Rock trails to avoid falls
    Illinois conservation officials are cautioning hikers to stay on marked trails after three people fell in or near Starved Rock State Park and had to be rescued in recent weeks. All three had left marked paths, including an 18-year-old man who broke both...
  • Bats, birds and caving in Benson, Ariz.

    Bats, birds and caving in Benson, Ariz.
    Lots of people think of Benson, Ariz., along Interstate 10 about 40 miles east of Tucson, as just the exit for Tombstone. You won't find gunslingers toting six-shooters here, but this town is rich in natural attractions. There's a sprawling subterranean...
  • A Hike Across The Wilds Of Groton

    A Hike Across The Wilds Of Groton
    The Branford Trail is a 28-mile perimeter trail around the shoreline town connecting town parks and land trust preserves. During my travels across the state, I've never seen it duplicated. And then I traveled to Groton and climbed aboard the Cross Town...
  • Letter: Protect the beach

    I am an Indiana taxpayer and a lifelong resident of Porter County. I have been visiting the beach at Indiana Dunes State Park since I was a toddler. When this project was first announced, and legally advertised, it was proposed as "adaptive reuse" of the...
  • Starved Rock rescues

    Starved Rock rescues
    Many of the assignments we get at the newspaper are to illustrate stories that have already happened. Such was the case Tuesday when I was assigned to meet with Illinois Department of Conservation Police Officer Phil Wire at Starved Rock State Park in...