The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to evict more than two dozen park rangers and other state parks workers from government-owned houses

Waterloo, IOWA – According to the statement, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has determined that of the 26 houses on state park grounds, it would cost $341,000 to get them up to code and another $556,000 for maintenance such as replacing windows, roofs and central air and heating systems.

State officials said that it would need another $100,000 per year for ongoing maintenance.

Other people believe that moving rangers out the parks, where they live rent-free, would mean the public would have to wait longer for help in an emergency.

This story will be updated. 

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