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DNR offers reminder on forest road closures

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed many of its state forest roads and trails because they are not yet firm enough to support vehicle traffic.

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed many of its state forest roads and trails because they are not yet firm enough to support vehicle traffic.

The state forests temporarily closed to vehicle traffic as of Monday include Badoura, Big Fork, Blackduck , Bowstring, Chengwatana, Fond du Lac, Foot Hills, Golden Anniversary, Hill River, Huntersville, Land O'Lakes, Lyons, Nemadji, Paul Bunyan, Pine Island, Remer, Rum River, Smokey Bear, Smoky Hills, Snake River, St. Croix, Two Inlets, Waukenabo, Wealthwood, White Earthand Whiteface River.

State forests with some, but not all, roads and trails closed as of Monday include George Washington, Koochiching, Red Lake, Savanna and Solana.

"The DNR will lift road and trail closures as soon as possible, some of them as soon as next week," said Keith Simar, DNR forest recreation coordinator. "We will let users know when and where they can drive. In turn, we ask that they check before riding."

Info: www.dnr.state.mn.us/trailconditions/index.html .

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