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DNR offering canoe and kayak-trip planning tips with new podcast

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a

series of new podcasts for this paddling season.

The new audio features are hosted by Lynne and Bob Diebel, co-authors

of Paddling Northern Minnesota and Paddling Southern Minnesota.

Avid paddlers since they were kids, the Diebels paddled almost 3,000

miles on 58 rivers in the three years they spent researching their

paddling guides.

These podcasts will provide helpful trip-planning tips as wells as

stories about the Diebels' favorite routes. To subscribe, visit

Two new podcasts will be posted each week throughout the spring and


There are more than 4,000 miles of canoe, kayak, and boating routes on

30 rivers, and Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior provided by

the DNR. These "water trails" are located throughout the state,

within about an hour or two of most homes in Minnesota.

Check out the DNR Web site at