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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
March 19, 2015
Recreation funding bill moves to next legislative step
The second of many legislative steps for funding the expansion of the mountain bike system within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) will take place on Monday. The House Legacy Funding Finance Committee will hear HF791, a bill that provides $1 million in Legacy dollars...
March 19, 2015 - 5:16pm
February 13, 2015
Cuyuna Master Vision investments moves forward
Two bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature this week to provide state investments in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA). The bills authored by Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, Rep. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Sen.
February 13, 2015 - 10:01pm
February 3, 2015
'Sight fishing' winter trout
Ben Lundeen "sight fishes" trout on the Yawkey Mine Lake in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area near Crosby Wednesday afternoon. Winter trout fishing opened on Jan. 17 for the first time in the mine lakes and will close on March 31. The area is also open for spearing northern...
February 3, 2015 - 2:21pm
January 12, 2015
Winter trout fishing open for select Brainerd, Crosby, Outing area lakes
A winter trout fishing ban, which has been in effect since the 1960s, has been lifted for select designated trout lakes in the Brainerd, Crosby and Outing areas according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The list of newly opened lakes includes several of the...
January 12, 2015 - 5:22pm
January 6, 2015
Ice diving in the Cuyuna State Recreation Area
Why ice dive? Scuba divers come with all types of strengths and weaknesses, but they all are curious. The desire to see what is under the water is universal among all of us, no matter the skill level. Critical to success is dressing warm and finding a way to stay down without...
January 6, 2015 - 11:15am
October 29, 2014
It's all here
Earlier this summer I wrote and described the history of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (CCSRA) and its impact on the Cuyuna Range communities, both now and, potentially, in the future. Since then, I am often asked how the community feels about the possibility of changing...
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October 29, 2014 - 1:46pm
July 16, 2014
Cuyuna Range remix: Could mountain biking and mining co-exist?
CROSBY – Will the economic future of the Cuyuna Range be made in returning to mining, or in a growing recreation industry? Can the two co-exist? This summer, the two came head-to-head during an at times tumultuous meeting to introduce the idea of bringing mining back to the Cuyuna...
July 16, 2014 - 9:16am
July 8, 2014
Video: Scuba diving for nesting sunfish
Sunfish are on their nests in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area lakes allowing for divers to get up close and personal with them. The male fans out a nest in firm-bottomed shallows, often within a colony of dozens of other nests. A single female can deposit more than 50,000...
July 8, 2014 - 3:58pm
July 3, 2014
Swimming with the locals: Mine pit lake videos by Steve Kohls
Video shot by Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch photographer, while scuba diving in Alstead Mine Pit Lake in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. Another diving video: Diving In Mangan Mine Pit Lake Near Crosby, MN - click here.
July 3, 2014 - 2:48pm
June 19, 2014
Cuyuna Country SRA mountain bike trails remain open during trailhead construction
Construction of the new trailhead is underway at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area (SRA) in Ironton (north of Brainerd). Most of the recreation area will remain open throughout the construction season, however the Pennington Mine Lake public water access, Huntington Mine Lake carry-in...
June 19, 2014 - 10:47am