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Governor Appoints Greater Minnesota Commissioners

ST. PAUL, MN – Today Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments to the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission.

Over the course of the next two decades the commission will set criteria and provide advice to the Governor and Legislative leaders for projects seeking financial investment from the Parks & Trail Legacy Fund, initiated by the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment.

DNR seeks applications for parks and trails grants

The Parks and Trails Legacy grant program is soliciting applications by Oct. 25 for park and trail projects across Minnesota.

Eligible projects include acquisition, development, improvement and restoration of park- or trail-related facilities of regional or statewide significance outside the metropolitan area, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Section 473.121. Counties, cities and townships are eligible to apply.

Registration open for PedalMN Bicycle Summit

The annual summit on bicycling in Minnesota will be held at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN. There are two days of activities starting on Monday, Sept. 30 with experiential sessions for mountain biking, trail biking and a van tour on economic development. The evening ends with a dinner and presentation by Mike Van Able, Executive Director of the International Mountain Biking Association.

Picnic Palooza Sat. July 27

Come join us this Saturday, July 27 at Fort Snelling's Picnic Island. We'll have bluegrass, orienteering, root beer floats, foodtruck fare and more, all to celebrate 59 years of saving special places for future generations. Hope to see you there!

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