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Minnesota Campers Eye Seasonal Joys

When Rick Allanson and his wife, Brenda, gather with friends or relatives, it’s often at their 30-foot travel trailer, not at their Edina, Minn., home. Except in winter, an RV park on the Mississippi River north of the Twin Cities is their home away from home,...

Campground Occupancy Tax Gets Strong Backing

The Tuolumne County Supervisors in Northern California are moving ahead with a plan to ask voters to expand the Transient Occupancy Tax. Expanding the TOT to include campgrounds, house boats and RV parks would bring the county an estimated $350,000 a year,...

Maryland Campground Zoning Matter Drags On

A proposal to correct a “mapping mistake” for St. Mary’s Yachting Center in Drayden, Md., and an adjoining campground continues to wend its way through the bureaucratic process. The St. Mary’s County Commissioners on Tuesday (Feb. 7) held a public hearing on the...

Cavco Plant Hustles to House Oil Field Workers

The staccato of nail guns echoes across a cavernous building in Nampa, Idaho, as workers piece together manufactured houses with easy-to-clean linoleum floors and rugged interiors for muddy oil-field workers. There is no oil and gas production in Idaho, but that...

New Owners Turn Around Almost Heaven RV Park

When a Dallas-based investment group bought Almost Heaven RV Resort in Manvel, Texas, a south Houston suburb, two years ago, the 142-site park was in a pretty sad state of repair. But, according to a press release, Almost Heaven’s new owners weren’t about to give up...

U.S. Oil Prices Fall as Supplies Rise

The price of U.S. oil is falling as supplies continue to rise. Benchmark crude today (Feb. 6) fell 86 cents to $96.98 per barrel in New York, The Associated Press reported. U.S. crude supplies have increased for the past three weeks in the Midwest, and they’re...

Funds Missing from Texas County Park Fund

Money is missing from the Cameron County Parks Department located on the Texas Gulf Coast, and county commissioners agreed on Feb. 2 to turn the matter over to law enforcement, the Brownsville Herald reported. County Administrator Pete Sepulveda said they don’t have a...