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Some Michigan Parks Affected By Gov't. Shutdown

Sand Dunes
Amanda Barberena

The national government shutdown closed at least one national park in Michigan. 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park remains closed as a result of a national government shutdown that started January 20. 

WKAR News called several places around Michigan to see which facilities were closed. An outgoing message at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park said the shutdown meant the park was closed and no employees were answering phones.

However, the Motor Cities National Heritage Area in Detroit remains open. The museum is affiliated with the park service. However, its employees do not work for the federal government.

House Speaker Paul Ryan says if the Senate approves a temporary spending bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, the House will approve it, too.

Senate Democrats had blocked a stopgap measure passed by the House to keep the federal bureaucracy operating through Feb. 16. But speaking on "Fox and Friends," Ryan says the new date works for the House.

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