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April 7, 2014

Design allows for up-close view of Minneopa bison

Open house set for April 22


Blue Mounds is 533 acres and can sustain about 75 adult bison.

The DNR said bringing bison to Minneopa would expand their efforts to safeguard and grow the population of genetically pure bison and it would allow for related study by area students and schools, as well as draw more visitors to the park.

Those unable to review and comment on the draft amendment at the open house can submit comments via phone or email to Jade Templin at 651-259-5598 or

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