National Park Service leaving historic Minnesota river site

  • Article by: Kevin Giles , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 9:26 PM

A visitor center at Arcola Mills on the St. Croix is apparently a lost dream. The lack of money trumped mutual appreciation.

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supervon2Oct. 4, 13 9:36 PM

At 12,000 visitors that 100K to keep it going I don't think this is a wise use of public money. Did they ever think about sawing some wood there? That would (wood) have drummed up a lot of extra cash. Add a kiln dryer and you could have made even more! Hey! A productive landmark! What a great idea!

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peoplewatchrOct. 5, 13 2:40 AM

Minnesota's oldest lumber mill. Isn't this a state park venture...not a national park venture.

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hlakerOct. 5, 13 8:11 AM

It's just a good example of tax dollars being misspent. The NPS experiment failed at Arcola Mills.

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optionOct. 5, 13 9:40 AM

Does the Minnesota Historical Society have any interest in this landmark? It seems to be a good match for their mission.

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