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Minn. DNR: 3 Minn. parks damaged by ice storm

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recommending against travel to three state parks along the North Shore due to the recent ice storm.

The department says Wednesday that fallen trees are blocking roads in Tettegouche, Temperance River and George H. Crosby-Manitou state parks.

Further, ice-laden branches continue to snap off high above the ground, posing a hazard to guests. Smaller aspen, birch and alder trees have also broken off.

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Phil Leversedge is manager of the three parks. He says the woods are full of the sounds of breaking branches and snapping trees.

The DNR asks that visitors avoid the parks until March 30.

Tettegouche has been without power since Monday, and has canceled cabin reservations through Thursday night.

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