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State park in Duluth set to reopen 4 months after flood damage

A popular state park in Duluth that was closed for four months after devastating floods swept through Northeastern Minnesota is set to reopen Monday. Restrictions will remain in place at Jay Cooke State Park, however, since repairs have yet to be completed after the floods washed away roads, trails and bridges.
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A popular state park in Duluth that was closed for four months after devastating floods is set to reopen Monday, the Duluth News Tribune reported.

Restrictions will remain in place at Jay Cooke State Park, however, since repairs have yet to be completed after the floods swept away roads, trails and bridges.

The floods swept through Northeastern Minnesota in mid-June.

Minnesota lawmakers authorized flood relief at a special session in August, which came in addition to funds provided in July by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Gov. Mark Dayton lost an appeal with FEMA in August over the agency's denial of individual flood assistance.

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