July 4th during a government shutdown

Posted at 11:00 AM on July 4, 2011 by Catharine Richert (0 Comments)

I just read on the Minnesota Historical Society Twitter feed that Independence Day events at Fort Snelling, Kelley Farm and Historic Forestville have been canceled because of the government shutdown. Here's a list of all the state's historical sites that are closed right now.

Has the shutdown affected your holiday plans in unexpected ways? We want to hear about it. Share your thoughts here.

In the meantime, read Rupa Shenoy's story about how Minnesotans are marking July 4th during a shutdown.

Rupa writes:

This weekend the shutdown is hitting home for many Minnesotans who haven't paid attention to the impasse at the state Capitol until now. Families trying to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at state parks are finding themselves shut out. Groups on road trips can't take a break at rest stops. Many anglers who didn't get their licenses in time can't fish.


But for those left unemployed by the shutdown the reality sunk in.


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