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Minnesota’s Minneopa State Park was founded to preserve the land from grazing

Located in southern Minnesota, Minneopa is Minnesota’s third-oldest state park.

Leaf blowers flagged as prodigious polluters — and possible health threat

Leaf blowers flagged as prodigious polluters — and possible health threat

Despite improvements, these machines still emit toxic contaminants such as carcinogenic benzene as well as surprisingly large amounts of other smog-forming chemicals.

A disappearing ecosystem: Minnesota’s oak savannas

Oak savannas — open grassland studded by tall, spreading oak trees — once covered 10 percent of Minnesota.

This week's MinnPost Quiz: parks, pageants and pollutants
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