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      Van Riper fills up for Memorial Day Weekend

      Van Riper State Park is packed with campers and tourists for Memorial Day Weekend.

      The campgrounds and the beach were dotted with people out to celebrate the holiday close to nature. One longtime visitor to the state park says that it's the people as much as the location that brings her back every year this same time.

      "Well, we get to see a lot of people from town that you don't see in town...But you see 'em up here. So you get to visit with 'em and have a good time" said tourist Linda Engstrom.

      Park officials estimate that over 140 camping sites have been claimed at Van Riper State Park alone for the weekend.