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Minnesota State Park Campgrounds: A Family Camping Guide

First, a quick confession: I may not be the most qualified to write this article. The truth is that I don’t tent camp with my children, in Minnesota State Park Campgrounds or otherwise. There’s a good chance that I will again someday, but until all my kids are of the age where I’m guaranteed a …

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Dinosaurs Before Autumn – Fossil Hunting at Hill Annex Mine State Park

Like any good adventure, our fossil hunting adventure started with a book. On the mid Thursday of August, we were reading Dinosaurs Before Dark – the first book in the Magic Tree House Series. At the end of the book, my 7-year-old asked: “Do you think we could ever go dig for dinosaurs?” Any parent …

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