Outdoors

Ely Winter Festival

The Ely Winter Festival is 10 days in February celebrating winter. Activities include the amazing snow carvings in the Park,

  • 02/06/2020
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Into the Wild

Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of

  • 12/23/2019
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What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

  • 05/01/2019
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Being Outdoorsy

Back when I had started at my first job in the outdoors, before I knew this kind of career was

  • 05/01/2019
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Outward Bound for Girls: 1965

In 1965, in northern Minnesota, 24 teenage girls had an experience that changed their lives. For 30 days, they lived

  • 07/01/2018
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Why Green Spaces Are White

Growing up in Duluth, patches of wilderness were around every corner. As a white woman, I had unlimited access to safe, green spaces. I

  • 07/01/2018
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Wilderness exploration as teacher

The flag above me is flying straight out. Starched. How can a cloth flag do that? Fly with no ripples. 

  • 10/01/2015