DNR/Outdoors


Construction of the Oak Savannah Learning Center started March 25, 2015. The new learning center is located up the hill from the Old School House site, south of Co. Rd. 9. (Submitted Photo)

The Oak Savanna Learning Center: A Dream Finally Realized

The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1965, and since the beginning, there was a vision to someday have a permanent learning center.

(L to R) Michelle Garcia and Steve Karel, two of the newest faces at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, are looking forward to the opening of the Oak Savanna Learning Center in October. (Photo by Aleah Stenberg)

Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: A Gem in our own Backyard

The St. Francis River snakes through the tall grasses and budding bushes. A cluster of pines blazes a fresh green against the afternoon sky.

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MAX LOFGREN, getting fitted for a bike helmet by Scott Barta, told his mom Alisha the Bike Rodeo was “...the best place in the whole world.”

LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THIRD GRADERS made the audience shiver and shudder Tuesday night with Squirm!, their musical about creepy crawlie creatures. The production had lots of choreography with the singing as well as speaking roles and percussionists. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Kara Zoller, Health Promotions Supervisor