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Entrance fees to state parks waived Friday

BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has announced there will be another Free Park Friday over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Entry fees at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday.

Skier at Lake Bemidji State Park
A cross-country skier glides down the trail at Lake Bemidji State Park last January. The Department again this winter will be offering candlelight ski and snowshoeing events at several state parks in northwest Minnesota and elsewhere in the state. (Minnesota DNR photo)

BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has announced there will be another Free Park Friday over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Entry fees at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday.

“I wish everyone in Minnesota a peaceful, warm Thanksgiving on Thursday. And on Friday after Thanksgiving, I can't think of anything better than visiting one of Minnesota's spectacular state parks, with free admission,” Smith said in a release.

For more information including directions and find recommended hikes visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/freeparkfriday/index.html

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