DNR reports 55% increase in sales of non-resident state park passes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has seen a major spike in sales of non-resident state park stickers.

DNR officials told News 3 Now that as of Wednesday they have sold roughly 67,550 non-resident stickers for state parks, compared to 43,458 in all of 2019. That’s a 55% increase in sales for the 2020 season so far.

News 3 Now has reached out to the Gov. Tony Evers’ office for comment, but has not heard back yet.