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Change of plans for campers

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)-- The government shutdown isn't keeping people from enjoying their 4th of July. They just may have had to travel farther to do so.

A government shutdown couldn't have come at a worse time for Minnesota state parks. It left many campers wondering what they were going to do.

One family was planning on spending the 4th at White water state park, but their plans changed and they ended up in Riceville, Iowa.

Julie Evans says her business is currently not being funded by the government, which leaves she and her coworkers with a feelings uncertainty.

Julie said, "I think it's kind of rediculous they can't come up with a solution to the budget, I think they're just playing games. Everybody's kind of upset, They're thinking about the next time they vote who they're going to vote for."

Some other campers have had theirs reserved for awhile and are thankful they chose to stay in Iowa.

Sue Warbuton said, "I feel bad for them, they pay the money and plan to go, and then it's closed and everywhere else is pretty full."

If you are still planning to get outdoors or camp as the shutdown drags on there are many other parks in our area not funded by the state that are still open. There is a link to a list of those campsites under our links page.

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