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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Flood-damaged Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot fully reopens

  • About half of the animals have been returned, repairs have been made and the zoo held a grand reopening Saturday.
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  • Minot's zoo fully reopened over the weekend, nearly two years after historic Souris River flooding shut it down and forced the evacuation of animals.
    More than 200 of the Roosevelt Park Zoo's animals were kept in zoos and a wildlife park around the country after the river flooded the grounds and a good portion of the city in the summer of 2011.
    About half of the animals have been returned, repairs have been made and the zoo held a grand reopening Saturday. Zoo Marketing Coordinator Staci Skeldum says work will continue this summer to get all of the animals back home.

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