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The state's newest park in Fern Township has rugged scenery and pristine waters and forests. Area residents were invited by the DNR Thursday to share their thoughts for the park's identity and future, to formulate a 20-year strategic plan of operations. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

La Salle Lake SRA holds open house

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It seemed the essence of Minnesota Nice that its newest state park held an open house for the neighborhood, serving hot apple cider and chocolate chip cookies.


But mostly folks were invited for their opinions on how La Salle Lake's State Recreation Area should be managed and who it should serve.

"We want to keep this unique lakeshore intact," said Lori Dowling, northwest regional director of the DNR in Bemidji.

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