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Dilapidated historic site in Minneapolis to be renovated as national parkland

Coldwater Spring is full of historic and spiritual significance. Unfortunately, the site near Fort Snelling is also full of vacant buildings and assorted trash. The National Park Service will spend more than $2 million to restore the land by next fall.
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Coldwater Spring is full of historic and spiritual significance. Unfortunately, the site near Fort Snelling is also full of vacant buildings and assorted trash. The National Park Service will spend more than $2 million to restore the land by next fall.

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