National Park Service to create a new park.

  • Updated: October 24, 2011 - 2:41 PM

A parcel of land that’s one of Minnesota’s most historic sites and considered sacred to some American Indians sits littered with glass, rusting debris and trashed buildings covered with graffiti and paintball splatters. But beginning next month, excavators and other heavy equipment will level all 12 buildings on the land between Fort Snelling and Minnehaha Park, the first step in restoring the area to create a new national park.

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