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InForum columnist Trygve Olson comments on air pollution at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism and Marketing Division in partnership with More Than Just Parks will be releasing a short new film along with promotional content pieces promoting Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The federal appeals judges agreed with a trial court judge's ruling that the state of North Dakota and four western counties missed the deadline for asserting their rights to build section line roads in the grassland tracts at issue in the case.
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A site near Bowman, North Dakota, has fossils revealing the last moments of the dinosaurs, wiped out millions of years ago. More findings from the site will be coming out.

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A years-old effort to build a bridge over the Little Missouri River in a remote part of the Badlands has been on ice since commissioners in Billings County voted this summer to abandon plans to push the project through using eminent domain. And last week, an attempt by the commission to get the state to take over the project fell flat after North Dakota's top transportation official said his department doesn't have the authority for that level of involvement.
The Short family has often characterized the proposal as a "bridge to nowhere" and argued that the project's support is with oil-aligned interests in western North Dakota, not with county residents.
The secret is getting out, slowly, of western North Dakota's punishing but amazing running, biking and Nordic skiing experience. Established a few decades ago with horses in mind, the 144-mile Maah Daah Hey Trail is proving to be a challenge and a unique experience for racers from all over the nation.
Restaurants in western South Dakota — many catering to tourists fresh from backpacking, sightseeing or gold-panning — can find some of the state's iconic wildlife on menus, from bison ribeye and burgers to elk ravioli.
Dry conditions and high winds have caused a fire to spread in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and burn more than 3,000 acres.
One item that we likely will come to regret is the U.S. Forest Service’s redefinition of roads.

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After nearly 20 years of back-and-forth, a new decision adopted by the Trump administration opens up more than 200,000 previously protected acres of the Little Missouri National Grasslands for surface drilling work.
GRAND FORKS — Along with other federal agencies, the U.S. Forest Service is hurrying up rule changes that will make a big difference in land use, in this case in North Dakota’s Badlands.
InForum Reporter Emma Vatnsdal takes a "trip on a tankful" to the beautiful lands of Medora and Theodore National Park.

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