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Good News You Need for June 22

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 22, 2020

Starting today, park-goers will need a park pass to get into state parks, plus the campgrounds are reopening.

Admission fees were on hold for three months because of the coronavirus, but parks will begin collecting them from visitors again today.

The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.

It's valid for one year at more than 100 state parks and recreation areas.

Camping overnight and lodging facilities, and day-use shelters will also be reopening.

Much like re-opening day for spas and salons, gyms finally have a day to look forward to. On Thursday indoor workout facilities can welcome back members for workouts.

They will still be required to follow existing safety precautions. On Friday, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against Governor Whitmer's order to keep gyms closed.

She released a statement saying she respectfully, but strongly disagrees with the decision.

They are all about serving up some of the tastiest food around at their 15 locations, but now Restaurant Partners Management LLC is looking out for those who rely on the Kids Food Basket.

They donated a check for $4,355 to the organization. This was all part of an effort from a portion of gift card sales prior to COVID-19.

Restaurant Partners believes this is just one way that they can create awareness for other businesses and community members to do the same.

People took to the wilderness of Arctic Sweden early Saturday to ski under the midnight sun.

At midsummer, the sun remains visible at midnight in the Arctic Circle. Ski resorts in Sweden have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic.

Midsummer is one of the most important festivals in Sweden where friends and families gather together to sing, dance, eat, and drink.

This year, people have been encouraged to follow most of the events online, but not everyone could resist the chance to see the spectacle for themselves.

It's National Onion Rings Day.

The batter-dipped, deep-fried treat is not only enjoyed in the US, but also in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and parts of Asia.

The exact origin of onion rings isn't known but a recipe for them is in John Mollard's Cookbook that came out in 1802.

In the 1960s the A&W restaurant gets the honor of making onion rings popular in fast food establishments.