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Afton State Park, other parks poised to close Thursday

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State park visitors will have to break camp by Thursday afternoon if a state government shutdown begins Friday.

Campers at Afton State Park and other parks around the state will have to be out of the park by 4 p.m. Thursday, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


The parks were not deemed essential government services in a Wednesday court ruling, so would not be staffed in the event of a shutdown.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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