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Artifacts could impact renovations to state park in Iowa Great Lakes

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SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -

The presence of prehistoric artifacts is impacting plans by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to refurbish and parking lot and driveway at a state park in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

The project at Mini Wakan State Park was planned in conjunction with the renovation of the park's historic lodge, which was completed this past summer.

Kevin Szcodronski, Chief of the DNR's Parks Bureau says they're working with the state's cultural affairs office to come up with an alternative plan after an archaeological review, which is required before the agency can do any digging projects, turned up the likelihood of artifacts being present on the site.

Szcodronski says the development will have no impact on the timeframe for the project, which isn't scheduled until this coming summer.

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