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Jeanne Holler, Deputy Refuge Manager at the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Center hung "Closed" signs outside the center in Bloomington early today. (Star Tribune photo by Elizabeth Flores)
The vast St. Croix National Scenic Riverway went into mothballs Tuesday morning when two visitor centers closed and all public and school programs were canceled. Chris Stein, the park’s superintendent, said that besides visitor centers in St. Croix Falls, Wis., and Arcola Mills, Minn., other park areas frequented by the public also are closed. “Rangers who do encounter people will be asking them to leave,” Stein said.