Campers Joan and Gordon Olson of Upsala listened to Crow Wing State Park Manager

No go for Fourth of July weekend at Crow Wing State Park


Crow Wing State Park is usually booming with visitors over Fourth of July weekend. 

Not this year. 

With the state of Minnesota potentially shutting down Thursday night, state parks found themselves with few answers in regards to what to do with campers’ reservations. Without a budget passed, state parks, including Crow Wing, would have to ask campers to leave and close the park gates indefinitely. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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