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by Phillip Beveridge

The Federal Government Shutdown and the North Country National Scenic Trail

by Andrea Ketchmark, Executive Director of the North Country Trail Association It’s 25 days into the Federal Government shutdown. We have all seen the pictures of national parks where visitors have overrun campgrounds, left behind mountains of trash, damaged natural resources that will take years to recover and cultural resources that can never be replaced. […]

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Arrowhead Re-route bill to get a hearing in U.S. Senate

On March 17th, the Arrowhead Re-route bill will be discussed in a hearing of the Senate’s Energy & Natural Resources Committee’s National Parks subcomittee.   The bill’s (S. 553) official title is “The North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act of 2009” was introduced on 3-9-09 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).  Al Franken, Minnesota’s junior […]