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October's federal government shutdown cost communities that are near national parks millions in lost business. (Wikimedia photo)

Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

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By Matthew Daly

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending, the Interior Department said Monday.

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