Shutdown impact: Those near St. Croix park uneasy, optimistic

  • Article by: Jenna Ross , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Canoe rentals, boat tours take a hit. Other businesses are uneasy but upbeat about big weekend ahead.

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honeybooOct. 2, 1310:36 PM

Remember folks: There's only one side to this story ... the perspective that a government shutdown only has victims and costs. That's today's "journalism."

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plokijuhyOct. 2, 1311:28 PM

It's the end of the tourism season. Who cares?

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ruphinaOct. 2, 1311:33 PM

In a related development, the National Park Service refused to fall on the sword and revealed that the order to close the WWII Memorial, a place that is an open plaza lighted and open24-7, was directly from the OMB, and entirely under the direction of the white House. Obama has now caved and said WWII vets arriving to visit on the near-daily freedom flights funded by donations of appreciative Americans will be allowed to visit the Memorial. How terribly benevolent of him. Bill G.

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garcialaterOct. 2, 1311:49 PM

Did I just read that the feds are telling people that the river is closed? My reading comprehension sux.

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samiamOct. 3, 1312:39 AM

This is a publicity stunt from the right and wont work.

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endothermOct. 3, 13 1:15 AM

This shutdown is causing a bunch of pointless inconvenience and suffering. Republican leaders could end it tomorrow if they would just agree to let a clean funding bill come up for a vote. But they won't, because they know it will pass with a larger majority. It is almost as if they want the economy to tank and the country to fail.

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uknowthagodOct. 3, 13 1:56 AM

Look at this small business being affected by the shutdown. And I thought the republicans CARED about small businesses....just horrible.

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tacotonyOct. 3, 13 7:13 AM

The GOP is just leading the way on their no new taxes pledge. The surest path to no new taxes is no new business.

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savagedruidsOct. 3, 13 7:36 AM

plokijuhy: Who cares? Almost no one. Even most federal employees don't care, they know they will get back pay so they are basically on paid vacation.

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EleanoreOct. 3, 13 7:44 AM

I'm not understanding this either. The Feds can close their facilities but they cannot close the river, or the roadways for leaf lookers. Why would private businesses shut down when they and other people can and will take advantage of everything other than the federal facilities? It's almost like a story creating the illusion of mass victims where there are few, or those who choose to be victims.

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