Archive for the ‘Offroad Featured Article’ Category

Latest MN Offroad Online Now!

Posted on July 8th, 2019 in Offroad Featured Article, Sledder Featured Article

Fresh off the press, the latest issue of Minnesota Offroad is now available for free download. Features include: 

-Early Season Action

-New Call to Buckle Up

-4-H Club Embraces ATVs

-So much more! 

ATVentures is Online Now

Posted on June 21st, 2019 in Offroad Featured Article, Sledder News

This year’s rendition of ATVentures is now available for free digital download. Not familiar with it? ATVentures is:

-your one-stop shop for all the offroad trails in Minnesota

-includes stats and descriptions for each trail in the state

-comprehensive know before you go information

-rules for riding in national forests

-a guide to offroad friendly communities

Join the MSPN Team!

Posted on June 20th, 2019 in Offroad Featured Article, Sledder Featured Article

June 20, 2019 – MSPN is currently accepting applications from those interested in joining our team as an editor. Specifically, we’re looking for someone with a background in writing and editing, and a passion for snowmobiling, to work as the Snowmobile Publications Project Manager and the Editor of Wisconsin Snowmobile News. If you or someone you know is interested please submit your resume to joel@mspninc.com.  

Snowmobile Publications Project Manager/Managing Editor of Wisconsin Snowmobile News

Job Description

Seeking well-qualified individual to serve as Managing Editor for Wisconsin Snowmobile News magazine, as well as Project Manager for two other state association snowmobile magazines. 

Project Manager duties include:

  • Work as liaison between Midwest Sports Publishing Network (MSPN) and associations on issues, offer edit suggestions, etc attend conventions, workshops and/or board meetings when needed.
  • Assist in arranging freelance needs for edit in Minnesota Snowmobiling and Wisconsin Snowmobile News, find trail stories if editor unable to come up with enough, etc. 

Managing Editor of Wisconsin Snowmobile News duties include:

  • Manage content, planning, ideas, and implementation/execution of all editorial efforts
  • Gather/format and proofread association columns and special reports
  • Assist with needed trail stories, special reports, etc.
  • Prepare all editorial/photos for production needs; pagination, format and proof
  • Final proof reading of designed magazine. Consolidate all proof changes requested from association proofreaders. – provide to MSPN offices for final proof prior to print
  • Maintain P.O. Box designated specifically for Wisconsin Snowmobile News
  • Attend all major Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Club events and write coverage, meet with magazine committee & executive boards at state meetings and additional as needed.

Qualifications

Applicant should have background in journalism, copy writing and editing and have at least one year of experience in the field.

An interest in snowmobiling is preferred, as is residing in Wisconsin but we are willing to work with the right applicant.

Must be able to manage working in a home office setting and be able to work several weekends a year to cover events.

Compensation 

To be determined based on qualifications, and with full or part-time consideration.

To Apply

Submit your resume for consideration to: joel@mspninc.com. For more information, email or call Joel Mellenthin at 952-473-7870.

Call to Action: Support RTP Legislation

Posted on June 14th, 2019 in Offroad Featured Article, Sledder Featured Article

(June 14, 2019) – Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct an updated study on the total amount of non-highway recreational fuel taxes collected on an annual basis. The data from this study, a study to be conducted every five years thereafter, can then be used to determine how much funding should go towards the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). 
 
The current annual funding for RTP is about $84 million. We believe that the amount of non-highway recreational fuel taxes collected on an annual basis could be upwards to four times that amount. Hence, the need for a new study.
 
Even with the new information, Congress will still need to make the final decision on how much money should go towards RTP. But having this up to date information will help them as they make this decision and hopefully, increase the RTP budget.
 
Please write your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor S. 1527. Also ask them to write to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to express their support for this legislation.
 
Senators Klobuchar, Risch, Shaheen, Burr and Van Hollen are the current sponsors of this legislation. If one of them happens to be your Senator, please write and express your appreciation for their leadership on the RTP legislation. Click here to take action. 

Latest MN Offroad Now Online

The latest issue of Minnesota Offroad is now online, available for free download. Get it now for features including: 

-Spring Has Sprung

-Coming Soon

-Vote for MN4WDA Leaders