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Firearms safety training may be coming to state parks

Right now you'd better hold your fire when you're in a state park. But the Minnesota DNR is considering a change. The popularity of firearms safety classes has swamped the available space at shooting ranges. State parks might become an overflow option.
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Right now you'd better hold your fire when you're in a state park. But the Minnesota DNR is considering a change. The popularity of firearms safety classes has swamped the available space at shooting ranges. State parks might become an overflow option.

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