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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closing offices due to shutdown

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ST. PAUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing its regulatory offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota because of the federal government shutdown. 


The corps says the facilities will not consider-or-issue permits for developing wetlands, due to a lack of funding.  The agency says it won't resume those activities until the shutdown has ended.  It started its third week today.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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