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DNR Issues Permits for Copper-Nickel Mine

Minnesota is facing the loss of a valuable environmental site with countless benefits and natural resource recreational opportunity for nearby residents in exchange for a short-term gain of “hundreds of jobs” (per MPR). There must be a better way to create jobs than to shoot ourselves in our own foot. Full story: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/11/02/dnr-polymet-permits-bring-mn-closer-to-its-first-copper-nickel-mine   Effects of […]

New Nature Valley App

Visitors have a new way to explore the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge with the introduction of the Discover Nature App, a mobile tour guide and scavenger-hunt-style trivia game. The debut comes with many firsts, including Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge being the first refuge in the Midwest to offer the app, and the first in the nation to […]

Dressing for Cold Weather

When walking in cold weather, you need to dress in layers that will wick away moisture, insulate from the cold, and keep out the wind and rain. From head to toe and inside to outside, here is what to wear. DRY + Warm + Shield DRY  Inner layer (next to the skin): Your base layer […]

Safe Hiking During Hunting Season: 3 Tips You Need to Know

MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota, wants you to enjoy hiking all year round, including during hunting seasons. November is deer hunting season and the time when most activity happens, especially this year Nov 3-13. How to stay safe in 3 steps you can remember: 1. Be Aware 2. Be Seen 3. Be Heard Know […]

All About May Day–and why we love it!

MN Nature in St Paul, Minnesota, is all about celebrating the seasons and helping you get out to enjoy the diversity of our environment throughout the year. The first of May and the entire month is a wonderful, joyous occasion here in the Northern Tundra of Minnesota. It’s the time when things finally unthaw, trees […]