The front page of the American Press on Dec. 24, 2011, after the park reopens temporally. 

The front page of the American Press on Dec. 24, 2011, after the park reopens temporally. 

The city of Lake Charles held a ceremonial opening for the new Millennium Park on Friday, Dec. 23. 

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The City of Lake Charles announced on Wednesday that Millennium Park will temporarily reopen on Friday with the help of some special friends.

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Lori Marinovich with Lakefront Development talks with the American Press about the progress of the Millennium Park rebuild on Friday, Dec. 2. Marinovich said workers are now pouring the rubber flooring. The flooring could be done by the middle of the month.

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Lori Marinovich, Executive Director of Downtown/Lakefront Development, discusses the progress on the Millennium Park Rebuild.

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American Press spoke with Erik Jessen about some of the art that will decorate the new Millennium Park on Sunday.

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Kay Barnett, Park Committee chair, talks about the last day of the Community Build for the new Millennium Park.

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American Press speaks with some of the volenteers that are preparing meals to feed the people working on the park during the rebuild.

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The American Press spoke with Lake Charles City Administrator John Cardone about the progress of the Millennium Park rebuilding project.

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The rebuild Millennium Park project began early Wednesday morning. Project organizer Kay Barnett said several hundred volunteers were on-hand for the first shift today, but more are needed for the afternoon and evening shifts.

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Lake Charles officials held a meeting outlining the rebuilding of Shiver Me Timbers play area in Millennium Park

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Police, fire and city officials held a press conference Monday and officially released the name of Shiver-Me-Timbers Millenium Park arson suspect Seth Arceneaux, 17. Lake Charles Police Chief Don Dixon said that Crimestoppers tips led to Arceneaux and that they expect to make “at least one more arrest in this investigation.” Following is the full video of the press conference.

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Local residents react to Sunday’s Millennium Park fire. 

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The front page of the American Press on Jan. 11, 2011

The front page of the American Press on Jan. 11, 2011

The American Press front page from the day after the fire, Jan. 10, 2011. 

The American Press front page from the day after the fire, Jan. 10, 2011.