News Release

Applications open for Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commissioners

Greater MN Parks and Trails Districts

The Secretary of State's office recently announced that the application process is open for the thirteen appointed positions within the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission (GMRPTC). This is the first appointment for the newly created GMRPTC and represents an opportunity to help shape the work of this group.


2013 Legislative Session Recap

The 2013 legislative session came to a close just in time for the constitutionally mandated deadline of May 20 at midnight. The end result for the three main issues affecting parks and trails in the state was mixed. In this issue:


Bonding bill in question, other park and trail bills progress

We are in the final days of the legislative session and all the major bills related to parks and trails are being finalized. Read the update on



DNR Grants Available for Water Trail Events

Groups interested in planning a water-based event along Minnesota's State Water Trails have a great opportunity to fund that endeavor.