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Local Refuges Reopening

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After two and a half weeks, government workers can now go back to work.

This includes wildlife refuges which can now take down the barricades and welcome the public back.

It's been a busy morning for the workers of the Upper Souris River Wildlife Refuge transitioning back to work

Five employees remained to maintain the refuge during the furlough but now the park is re-opened a lot of work needs to be done.

Project Leader of the Upper Souris Refuge, Frank Durbian, says he got the call to open everything back up at about 4 this morning and the early morning wake up call was fine with him.

Frank Durbian, Project Leader, Upper Souris Refuge) "Oh I am overjoyed. I am glad to be back doing my regular job, as are all of my employees an I am really glad to have the public back on the refuges. Getting to do the things they like to enjoy on the national wildlife refuges."

With workers back, Durbian says habitat management is the number one priority for the refuge.

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