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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is going into hibernation this winter due to sequestration budget cuts. Also, some popular ice caves may be less accessible.


The National Parks Service, like all federal agencies, has been anticipating the automatic budget cuts since the sequestration law passed in 2011. With no budget agreement, the cuts began in March, 2013. The parks service has been cut by 10 percent, and if Congress doesn't act there'll be another 3 percent cut in 2014.

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