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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, skills, and passion into making their neighborhoods better places to live. As The Trust for Public Land works to put a park within a...

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A longed-for oasis of green in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood now has a name, Midway Peace Park, and could open within the next year.

Design work will begin soon on what will be a 5-acre park to the south of Gordon Parks High School and near the Skyline Tower apartments. Construction could follow as soon as late this year on this space that once was used as a gathering spot for traveling circuses visiting St. Paul.

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Brandon Brown’s approach to building bikes is as much a life philosophy as it is a principle of mechanics. “When your system is stiff, if one thing goes off—that creates friction, and friction binds,” he says.  “Building some flexibility into the system makes the whole thing run smoother....

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At an event today at St. Paul's Science Museum of Minnesota, The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its 10th annual Conservation and Park Leadership Awards. These awards recognize leadership in protecting and investing in Minnesota's parks, conserved natural lands, and other special places.

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From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story....

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To reach her favorite spot at Camp Whispering Hills, Allison Walker would coax a horse up the steep trail behind the barn. The climb zig-zagged through hardwood forests to the top of a sandstone cliff, where the trees opened up to a high, sprawling meadow. “You could see for miles up there,”...

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Despite their reputation for Midwestern politeness, residents of St. Paul and Minneapolis are locked in an intense rivalry—and it's not a fight for the best sports teams, hippest concert venues, or tastiest restaurants. It's about parks.

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The Trust for Public Land announced the winners of its 9th annual Conservation and Park Leadership Awards, which recognize leadership in protecting and investing in Minnesota’s special places, at an event held today at St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota.

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To the delight of local anglers, boaters, campers, skiers, snowmobilers, and conservationists, The Trust for Public Land announced today that 40 acres of land at Stony Point has been formally acquired by the United States Forest Service.

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When you hear “Coney Island,” your mind probably goes straight to the fanfare and Ferris wheels of the famous New York City boardwalk. But there’s actually another Coney Island—in Waconia, Minnesota, about an hour from the Twin Cities. 

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