There is much to do this Labor Day weekend in Central Minnesota with the The St. Cloud State University football home opener, Country Music Star Trace Adkins performing at Mystic Lake, a day at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Anthony Perry playing his guitar at Pioneer Place and the Great Minnesota Get Together in St. Paul. Read more in The Weekender!
The 100-year old restored, wooden Liberty Derrick will come to life at Quarry Park & Nature Preserve this afternoon at 3 & 5:30 PM -- allowing you the chance to watch a piece of history. These derricks were used to lift huge blocks of granite from the quarry floors to the loading areas. Today a 2-ton block of granite will be hoisted from the quarry floor.
Stearns County is close to opening another swimming quarry. Quarry 11 at the Stearns County Quarry Park & Nature Preserve will provide more gradual slopes, swimming platform, bathrooms and picnic shelter for families.