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The Highway 34 project is a state job, subject to a possible government shutdown July 1. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

State parks could be closed if government shuts down

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Itasca State Park could fall victim to a government shutdown if Minnesota lawmakers can't agree on a budget by June 30.

The Highway 34 reconstruction project from Park Rapids to Akeley could halt mid-lane.


"We all should be very concerned about a government shutdown," said Sen. Rod Skoe DFL-Clearbrook, who visited Park Rapids Wednesday with two other Democratic lawmakers.

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