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The Tamarac Refuge is closed to the public until the federal government shutdown ends. That means the Fall Festival set for Saturday most likely won't happen. - See more at:

Tamarac closed, Saturday festival canceled

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White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor didn’t get much sleep Monday night, as she anxiously watched national news reports on television and waited for word on whether Congress would manage to stave off a threatened shutdown of federal services.


The effect of a long-term shutdown on White Earth cannot be underestimated, Vizenor said.

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