MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin officials say they'll evaluate whether the state can afford to reopen and run two national parks closed by the federal government shutdown.
Obama administration officials said Thursday that they'll allow some parks to reopen, as long as the states cover the costs.
Wisconsin has two national parks; the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway.
State officials at the Department of Natural Resources noted the state already is running parts of seven state parks that operate with federal funds with state dollars.
They say the DNR's primary goal during the shutdown is making sure those parks stay open.
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