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Federal shutdown: Gov. Jay Nixon asks for plan to reopen Missouri's national parks

3:03 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Gov. Jay Nixon has asked his administration to create a plan that would get the state's national parks reopened, including the Gateway Arch grounds.

Thursday, President Obama said that he would allow for states to pay to reopen any of the country's national parks. The country's more than 400 parks closed upon the federal government shutdown, which started Oct. 1.

Friday, Utah planned to open its five national parks.

In a release, Gov. Nixon said that the national parks, which include the Arch and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, are national treasures and create economic activity across the state.

No other information was immediately available.

KSDK

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