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October 30, 2014

Jay Cooke State Park plans Monday reopening

Jay Cooke State Park was devastated by June flooding that washed away roads, trails and bridges.

Park officials have been suffering from “visitor withdrawal,” one told the Duluth News Tribune. So they are delighted it will reopen next week, albeit with diminished services for a while. About 38 of 50 miles of hiking trails are open, and visitors will only be able to access the park from the west, the newspaper reports.

The park has striking images of the flooding damage.

MPR host Cathy Wurzer notes that the park will be without one of its defining features: