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Weekend Getaway: Voyageurs National Park

November 3, 2010, 10:33 am
Close your eyes and imagine you are dropped into the middle of your favorite national park. What do you see? What do you hear? If you ask this question of an average visitor to Voyageurs National Park, you might get a variety of responses: “I imagine relaxing in my ...

Top Ten Water Parks

August 6, 2010, 11:37 am
In an effort to keep you nice and cool during the dog days of summer, we’ve come up with ten of the best places to kick off your shoes, enjoy the scenery and relax. Each of these parks offers exceptional opportunities for swimming, kayaking, rafting and boating; all that’s ...

Top 10 Parks of the Midwest

May 25, 2010, 9:00 am
With the alpine lakes of the west, the rolling hills of New England and the mangroves of the south, some people might overlook the Midwest as a prime destination for outdoor recreation. But the Midwest boasts some of the most beautiful lakeshores, prairies and rivers in the country. From ...

Voyageurs Park turns 35 with new tour boat

April 12, 2010, 3:56 pm
Voyageurs National Park celebrates its 35th anniversary this summer and will mark the event with a sparkling new, 49-passenger tour boat on Rainy Lake. The $1.4 million “Voyageur” made its maiden voyager in September and will be open for its first summer of tours this year. Local residents and tourists alike ...

Voyageurs National Park Celebrates 35th Anniversary

March 19, 2010, 8:56 am
On April 8, 1975, Voyageurs National Park was authorized as the nation’s 36th national park. This year marks the park’s 35th anniversary. Throughout the year the park and its partners are remembering the past and celebrating the future with an array of 35 special activities available to the public. ...

New route through Voyageurs offers scenic view, more angling structure

February 16, 2010, 7:57 am
Visitors to Voyageurs National Park will get a better view thanks to the new route of the Rainy Lake Ice Road. The road begins at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center and circumnavigates Dryweed Island. The east route gives an expansive view toward Ontario’s Sand Point Island, cuts south between islands ...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Voyageurs National Park headquarters

September 29, 2009, 8:15 am
Bringing the Voyageurs National Park headquarters from idea to reality was like a relay race, said International Falls Mayor Shawn Mason Saturday. Mason spoke during the groundbreaking of Phase I of the Voyageur Heritage Center, Voyageurs National Park headquarters, and Irvin N. Anderson Amphitheatre. She explained that a lot of organizations and people were passed ...

VNP: Newcastle Not Major Concern for Humans

September 17, 2008, 11:26 am
An outbreak of a virus that can cause Newcastle Disease in birds may have been more limited in Voyageurs National Park than in other areas of Minnesota, according to Voyageurs National Park staff. A Lake Kabetogama island supporting a double-crested cormorant colony that tested positive for the virus will not ...

Guardians of the Wilderness

August 27, 2008, 9:37 am
The rain begins to fall as Voyageurs National Park Ranger Brad Farlinger walked into a campsite on Mukooda Lake. Farlinger asks the campers about their luck in catching fish, before checking to see if their food is stored in a food locker at the campsite. One of the adults staying ...

Native Trees May Be Planted As Part of Fall Volunteer Rendezvous

August 22, 2008, 11:25 am
Volunteers may lend a hand at national parks by planting native trees at shoreline sites that need restoration. On Sept. 12 and Sept. 13, volunteers will venture into Voyageurs National Park with park staff to plant red pine, white pine, white spruce, and other native trees at sites in the ...

Voyageurs National Park Closing Casareto Beach

August 20, 2008, 9:10 am
Voyageurs National Park will close the Casareto Beach and day-use site on Crane Lake from Aug. 26 through Sept. 24 to allow for rehabilitation work on the historic Casareto cabin. The cabin was built in 1934 as a summer retreat for the Casareto family of Worthington, Minn. The property was ...

Park Staff Save Life Of Seriously Injured Man

August 12, 2008, 8:02 am
On August 5th, park staff received a report that a 75-year-old man had fallen into a boat from his dock and required medical assistance for possible neck and back injuries. The accident occurred at a remote water access only area along the U.S./Canadian border near the Kettle Falls hotel. ...

Cormorants are being tracked, studied at Voyageurs Park

July 15, 2008, 2:34 pm
Researchers in Voyageurs National Park are studying double-crested cormorants. The fish-eating bird's population has gone from threatened to booming in just two decades. Radio transmitters are being used on the birds to find out where they eat, how many spend the summer on Lake Kabetogama and how they fit in the ...

Park Superintendent Warms to Idea of Northern Assignment

July 9, 2008, 7:56 am
It excites Mike Ward to think of the loons he will hear when he takes over as superintendent of Voyageurs National Park in International Falls, Minn. Friends have been eager to remind Ward of the other wildlife - blackflies and huge mosquitoes - and the sub-zero winter temperatures common in ...

Federal funds approved for new tour boat in Voyageurs

May 14, 2008, 11:07 am
Regular tour boat service, absent for years, is returning to Voyageurs National Park. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that it will spend $1.4 million to build a new 49-passenger tour boat. The boat is scheduled to be launched for its first tour in 2010. “We’re very excited about it,” said ...