Jim and Betty Christensen of Worthington and Jeff and Terri Hughes of Westbrook enjoy their campsite at Sibley State Park Friday afternoon. Jim Christensen reserved two camp sites Tuesday afternoon after his wife, Betty, was unsuccessful Tuesday morning. Tribune photo by TJ Jerke
Parks busy after shutdown
Following a two-week state government shutdown that forced state parks to close, campers were eager to book their camp sites for the rest of this summer and next year.
According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, more than 4,100 camping and lodging reservations were made Tuesday, when the reservation system went back online, which resulted in a record-setting day.
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