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ITASCA STATE PARK

Events are planned throughout the month of February at Itasca State Park
Upcoming events planned at Itasca State Park
Elk roaming free in northwestern Minnesota today are the result of a program at Itasca State Park to reintroduce the species to the state.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Bohall Trail fire was approximately 9 acres and 5% contained, the DNR said, and a hose line has been completed around the fire.

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The Friends of Itasca State Park will host its annual meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center, 36750 Main Park Drive in Park Rapids.
Because of the drought, the changing colors of leaves might not be quite as dramatic as other years but a little more muted.
On Tuesday, July 20, organizations gathered press and politicians at the Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park to demonstrate the impacts of Line 3 to states downstream on the Mississippi River, and speak about treaty rights.
The law enforcement presence has been minimal so far, with some Hubbard County sheriff’s deputies nearby along with some Minnesota State Patrol troopers and Department of Natural Resources officers. At one point, however, a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter flew in very low to try to flush out demonstrators from the site. It hovered about 20 feet off the ground, blowing up sand and dirt aggressively. A loudspeaker broadcast warned people they would be arrested if they didn’t leave the area.
Bruce Ware and his wife, Janie, are visiting Bemidji this week at the end of a month-long motorhome trip that started in New Orleans and made its way up the Great River Road, along the Mississippi River to its source at Itasca State Park. Fourteen rolling homes pulled into Royal Oaks RV Park on Bemidji’s south side on Wednesday.
Everyone’s trying to paddle the length of the Mississippi River in record time. But really, they just want to beat each other, and to do it soundly. That’s the thing about this trip. You have to have the right sort of motivation, and setting a record alone doesn’t seem to be enough.

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Source of the Mississippi River
While many people spent the cold weekend snug in their homes, Hal and Ronda Sanders of Bemidji were making their most of their time at Itasca State Park by getting out on the trails.
BEMIDJI -- It’s beginning to look a lot like . . . winter?

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