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SHUTDOWN IN MINNESOTA: Vandals trash some closed state parks

Published 07/06/2011, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / MCT

Vandals went wild at abandoned Minnesota state parks over the holiday weekend, wrecking buildings and driving around closed gates as the government shutdown drags toward its second week. With the run of vandalism and trespassing since the shutdown, the DNR now must turn many of its 186 officers from its "normal role" of enforcing hunting and fishing regulations to security.

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