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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's newest park is a reality, and visitors may be able to make limited use of it later this year.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed an agreement this morning to pay U.S. Steel $18 million for 3,000 acres along Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Joining Pawlenty at the signing was Vice President John Goodish of U.S. Steel, who handed over the deed to the land.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.