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ND park with flood trees makes firewood available

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park is making firewood available to the public for free in the wake of Missouri River flooding in 2011.

Many trees in the park south of Mandan died because of prolonged exposure to water, and park officials had to cut them down. Manager Dan Schelske (SHEHL'-skee) says people can cut up the downed trees for firewood at no charge.

Most of the trees are ash, but there are some box elder and cottonwood.