To the editor
I would like to reach out and thank our local lawmakers for helping us during the recent government shutdown.
We were surprised to learn that when the government shutdown, we were going to be forced to close the Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours and the Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental during peak leaf season, or risk not having our permit to operate on the St Croix River renewed by the National Park Service.
On the day we learned that WCCO had named Taylors Falls and the St Croix River as the best place to view the fall colors in the state of MN we had to close our business.
I immediately called our local lawmakers and was pleased by the response I received from four legislators, Congressman Rick Nolan, Senator Sean Nienow, Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Roger Chamberlain. They responded to our distress and were willing to aid us in trying to get re-opened.
After continuing to talk to lawmakers, the National Park Service as well as our attorney, we were pleased to be notified that we were going to be able to operate for the last three days of our season.
We would like to thank Congressman Nolan, Senator Nienow, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Chamberlain for their help in allowing us to be able to open to the public for one last weekend before the end of the season. They helped us tremendously and I would like the local people know that they were there for us when we needed them.
Dan Raedeke and Amy Frischmon
Owners of Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours & Taylors Falls Canoe Rental