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Trygve Olson cartoon: Theodore Roosevelt National Park's echo system

Officials at Theodore Roosevelt National Park weigh the needs of the ecosystem with the park's echo system.

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Cartoon by Trygve Olson
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Theodore Roosevelt brought 60 wild horses from Montana to his Maltese Cross Ranch near Medora. Theodore Roosevelt National Park officials want to remove wild horses from the park.
The administration at Theodore Roosevelt National Park is bent on getting rid of the horses, which means getting rid of vital living history and a major draw to the park.
North Dakota officials, business groups, are speaking out in support of keeping the wild horse herd, a major tourist attraction to the western part of the state.
The wild horses who call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home "are living reminders of the native and cowboy cultures of the wild Dakota Territory that challenged Teddy Roosevelt," columnist Jack Zaleski writes.
Administrators at Theodore Roosevelt National Park propose gradually removing the 186 wild horses from the park's south unit. Horse supporters maintain they are a major draw to the park.
The wild horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park "have historical and cultural value to North Dakota and all Americans," writes North Dakota Badlands Horse president Marylu Weber.
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In today's cartoon, Trygve Olson comments on bills proposed in the Legislature that would ban sexual material from North Dakota libraries.

Opinion by Trygve Olson
Since 1984, Trygve Olson has provided illustrations and editorial cartoons to The Forum. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead and the Sons of Norway in Fargo, where he's one of the instructors in the Norwegian language. Contact him via email at trygvekolson@gmail.com.
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