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Minnesotans enjoy Free Park Friday

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On Friday, Minnesotans were able to enter all state parks for free.

It was part of an initiative announced by Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith, who encouraged Minnesotans to take advantage of the outdoors and enjoy it with family and friends.

On Friday, some people burned off their Thanksgiving day calories by spending the day outside with friends instead of shopping for Black Friday deals. 

"Yeah, we don't really do Black Friday shopping, we'd rather be outside," said Gooseberry Falls visitor Ann Burgge.

The average American eats around 45-hundred calories on Thanksgiving Day, but a brisk walk burns about 300 calories an hour, according to Governor Smith's office. 

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