Area Road Contruction Information
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) is planning two projects this summer in Pipestone County. The largest is a mill and overlay and concrete surfacing project on state Highway 23 from Pipestone to Interstate 90. Hwy. 23 from Pipestone to Jasper will remain open during mill and overlay work and the section from Jasper to I-90 will be closed during concrete surfacing work. Traffic heading north on Hwy. 23 will be detoured east on I-90 to Hwy. 75 and north on Hwy. 75 to Pipestone County Road 1 on the Pipestone and Rock county line, then west back to Hwy. 23 in Jasper during the project.
Pipestone National Monument - Plans Prescribed Burn
Pipestone, MN: Superintendent Glen Livermont announced today that Pipestone National Monument has scheduled a prescribed burn during the period of May 13 - May 31, 2013. When appropriate wind, temperature, and humidity conditions exist between these dates, approximately 104 acres of tall grass prairie will be burned. If you would like further information on the prescribed fire program at the monument, please call Superintendent Glen Livermont at 507-825-5464. For additional information contact Pipestone National Monument at 507-825-5464 ext. 214.
Guest Speaker Series
Pipestone, MN: Glen Livermont, Superintendent, at Pipestone National Monument, announces the fifth presentation in this year's Guest Speaker Series. Guest speakers, Dr. James Calvin Schaap will present lectures on "The Role of Missionaries in the Dakota War of 1862" and "Reflections on Mission Enterprises Among the Navajo and Zuni Indians of the American Southwest" at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, May 11th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information contact Mark Calamia at 507-825-5464 ext. 216 or by email at e-mail us.
Just Released: 2011 NPS Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2011 shows that the 63,113 visitors to Pipestone National Monument spent $2,846,000 in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 45 jobs in the local area. To download the report visit www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM and click on Economic Benefits to Local Communities from National Park Visitation, 2011.
Resource Management Newsletter - The Resource Newsletter concerns: the prairie restoration project, the nicollet marker activities, the hawk moths, the threatened prairie fringed orchid, the control burn on the prairie, and volunteers at the park.
Did You Know?
The Three Maidens are actually granite glacial "erratics" moved thousands of years ago to Pipestone National Monument by the glaciers originating in Canada. More...