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Itasca State Park

February 13, 2019
Jenny Kleppe and her children, Jake, 4, and Maddie, 5, visit with Mosquito. They drove from Rosemount to spend the weekend camping at Itasca State Park.
Pioneer Farmers have old logging ways down cold
February 13, 2019 - 10:00am
January 9, 2019
The path to the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center will be lit by kerosene lanterns during the park's annual Lantern Lit Ski & Snowshoe event, which gets underway at 5 p.m. next Saturday, Jan. 12. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Stories, songs, skiing and snowshoeing set for Itasca's lantern-lit event
January 9, 2019 - 11:00am
December 22, 2018
Evening grosbeak returned to the Itasca State Park Bird Count after a five-year absence.
Record numbers seen in winter bird count
December 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
October 3, 2018
Park Rapids has been seeing more colors, including this tree near the bridge over the Fishhook River on Hwy. 34. The brightly colored leaves were a sharp contrast with the gray clouds spattering rain Monday afternoon. Lorie Skarpness/ Enterprise.
Fall colors advance in area
October 3, 2018 - 2:30pm
September 26, 2018
A group of cyclists in Itasca State Park approaches the part of the 100-mile ride that gives the Headwaters 100 its name.
38th annual Headwaters 100 goes smoothly
September 26, 2018 - 11:00am
September 19, 2018
Last year's Heartland 100 riders faced drizzly weather. As of Tuesday, the National Weather Service was predicting mostly sunny conditions and a high of 64 degrees for this Saturday. (Enterprise file photo)
Headwaters 100 marks 38th anniversary this Saturday
September 19, 2018 - 10:00am
September 8, 2018
While most trees in the area are still green, a few pops of color are visible. Shrubs, like this one west of Park Rapids, turn before trees, according to Park Rapids City Forester Stephanie Pazdernik. (Lorie Skarpness/ Enterprise)
Fall colors starting to show in area
September 8, 2018 - 12:30pm
September 1, 2018
Image of a bright orange road work ahead sign against a blue sky with light clouds
Hwy. 71 resurfacing project begins Sept. 10
September 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
May 29, 2018
Parks and trails Legacy celebration is June 2
May 29, 2018 - 1:11pm
April 2, 2018
Dayton asks for $130 million in natural resources preservation
April 2, 2018 - 10:18am
March 24, 2018
The historic Douglas Lodge at Itasca State Park has been a vacation destination since 1905. Park Naturalist Connie Cox shared some of the recipes that have become favorites of park visitors over the years.
Northwoods Cooks: Favorite recipes from Itasca State Park
March 24, 2018 - 6:49am
February 17, 2018
Chilling out on top of a load of ice, Elias (front) and Brant Cox of Barnesville are grandsons of Dick Cox of Park Rapids. The Itasca Pioneer Farmers held a demonstration on Lake Itasca last Saturday to show how blocks of ice were cut in the "good old days." Before refrigeration, the ice kept food cool in iceboxes and railroad cars. (Photos by Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Itasca ice harvest a chilling experience
February 17, 2018 - 8:39am
January 21, 2018
Outdoor events celebrate 10th anniversary of Legacy Amendment
January 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
January 17, 2018
Winter camping is for best learned by going with someone with experience. The group of six that camped at Itasca State Park this past weekend included six experienced campers and two beginners. (Photos by Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Winter camping: Lots of solitude and layered clothing
January 17, 2018 - 11:00am
December 23, 2017
Doug Johnson noted 28 species of birds in the Itasca State Park count compared with 33 species in Bemidji. (Lorie Skarpness/Enterprise)
Itasca bird count part of larger effort
December 23, 2017 - 1:00pm