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      Upper Peninsula roadside park closed due to bears

      The Michigan Department of Transportation has temporarily closed a roadside park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula because of problems with bears.

      MUNISING, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation has temporarily closed a roadside park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula because of problems with bears.

      The Mining Journal of Marquette and WLUC-TV report Deer Lake roadside park along M-28 at Shelter Bay in Alger County is shut Wednesday and will reopen as soon as possible. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to trap and relocate bears that have been raiding garbage containers.

      The park is a popular place for swimmers, anglers and picnickers. A DNR boat launch located on Deer Lake nearby isn't affected by the closure.

      MDOT has a similar roadside park in Alger County a few miles to the east, along Lake Superior.