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EXCERPT: “A unique and decades-old law in Minnesota that requires mobile home parks to offer storm shelters or evacuation plans for residents is often not taken seriously and is rarely enforced, a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation shows. Minnesota is the only state in the country with a law like it on the books. It requires mobile home parks built after 1988 to have an adequate storm shelter. Older parks still must have an evacuation plan — approved by the local municipality — for residents to seek shelter off site in the event of severe weather. Despite the law, people living in many of the state’s mobile home parks often have nowhere to hide. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reviewed thousands of pages of mobile home inspection reports from across the state. The investigation found at least 60 violations relating to storm shelters, the lack of shelters or the lack of an approved plan for the residents who live there.” FULLSTORY: