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Tom Thulen/Submitted photo Trees reflect in a clear Lake Vermilion. About 3,000 acres of land on the lake's shore will become a new Minnesota park after state officials bought the land Tuesday from U.S. Steel.

Vermilion park nears reality

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ST. PAUL -- Don't pitch your tent just yet at Lake Vermilion State Park, and don't even think about driving that motorhome to a campground there, but state officials say activity will pick up this summer now that Minnesota owns the land.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.