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St. Paul to reopen part of park where 2 children died

ST. PAUL — St. Paul officials have announced plans to reopen a small part of a city park where a landslide killed two children in 2013.

The city plans to reopen the mile-long Brickyard Trail at Lilydale Regional Park by this summer. School groups would be allowed to use one of the park’s four fossil sites in the fall.

But even with $450,000 worth of planned safety enhancements, much of the park’s brickyards, including the site of the landslide, will remain closed indefinitely.

The city plans to add fences to keep people out of dangerous areas.

Nine-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana died and two other children were injured in May 2013. They were part of a fossil-hunting field trip with their St. Louis Park elementary school.