East Grand Forks Mayor Steve Gander says he was generally impressed after a meeting this week with regional Minnesota D-N-R officials. The city is trying to negotiate a long-term contract for managing the Red River Recreational Campground. Gander says the two sides talked about a number of issues and revisited the idea of an interpretative center.
Gander says the placement of rental cabins in the campground is also a possibility. He says the city would also like to partner with the D-N-R for street improvements in the park.
Attendance in the Red River Recreational Area was estimated at around 123-thousand in 2016.