For those who enjoy visiting Minnesota’s state parks, the shutdown could affect where many of us spend our Fourth of July weekend.
State agency commissioners in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton are preparing for a possible state government shutdown in case the governor and legislative Republicans can’t settle on a state budget by the end of June.
Visits to Minnesota state parks are up, and the Department of Natural Resources is crediting efforts to connect more people to the outdoors.
Minnesota state parks are offering lots of chances for winter getaways.
Think of it as thinking outside the park. To get more people interested in nature and outdoor recreation, state parks are going to accelerate not only what is done inside parks but also outside park boundaries.