Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan is facing a housing shortage for its temporary employees this summer.
The lakeshore's deputy superintendent, Tom Ulrich, says the attraction along Lake Michigan's eastern coastline is in need of housing for up to 25 seasonal workers. Those workers include park rangers, guides and maintenance workers.
Urlich tells the Traverse City Record-Eagle that the lakeshore usually has plenty of government-owned housing. He blames the shortage on frozen pipes, employee retirements and the 35-day government shutdown.