West news briefs: Three Rivers Park District hosts snowmobiling forums

  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 1:43 PM

The annual Hamel Rodeo and Bull Ridin’ Bonanza draws thousands of spectators to Corcoran each year. This year’s rodeo is July 11-14. Nightly performances are at 7:30 p.m., with a 1 p.m. matinee on July 13. The annual parade through downtown Hamel is July 14 at 2 p.m.

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Three Rivers hosts snowmobiling forums

Three Rivers Park District is conducting forums to gather public comments about its snowmobiling policy.

Forums will be held:

• Monday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Elm Creek Chalet, 12400 James Deane Parkway in Maple Grove;

• Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with Scott County at the Ridges at Sand Creek, 21775 Ridges Drive in Jordan.

A forum already was held in Minnetrista.

The public also may complete an online survey by July 15 at www.threeriversparks.org/activities/snowmobiling.aspx.

The Park District currently permits snowmobiling in Baker, Carver, Crow-Hassan, Elm Creek, Lake Rebecca and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserves, as well as Cleary Lake, Spring Lake and Lake Minnetonka Regional Parks.


New dog park opens at Strachauer Park

Edina Parks and Recreation has opened a second off-leash dog park at Strachauer Park, located on Beard Place just north of Hwy. 62.

The hockey rink has been converted to a dog park and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

The city’s other off-leash area is at Van Valkenburg Park, 4935 Lincoln Drive, and is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dogs must wear a park collar that can be purchased at Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St., or online.

Permits are $25 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. Discounts are available for multiple dogs.

Dogs must be vaccinated, and must be leashed when entering and exiting the park.

For more information, a complete list of rules and to buy a permit/collar, go to www.edinamn.gov/index.php?section=forms_leashfree.

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