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Summer traffic in Medora, North Dakota, could double once the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library opens in 2026.
The harvest of native plant seeds, including some taken from Theodore Roosevelt's Maltese Cross and Elkhorn Ranch sites, marks a "hands-on-the-ground" step forward for the future western North Dakota attraction.
Dakota Prairie Grassland officials said they are surveying the area to identify a temporary reroute, and additional information will be released once a reroute is identified and completed.
The donated land is for shared parking, hiking paths and an enhanced access road to the Burning Hills Amphitheatre and adjacent presidential library.

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The site, formerly U.S. Forest Service land, will continue to be open to cattle grazing.
Rob Walton, who is leading a new group of owners of the Denver Broncos, and his wife Melani pledged $50 million for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, recently reduced to $15 million. Does the Broncos purchase help explain the reduced gift?
Following the May 4 announcement that Chet Wollan would be stepping away from his role as co-host, the "Medora Musical" secured a replacement to fill his shoes for the summer-long show.
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 acquisition of 90 acres for the presidential library will be completed by the end of the month, with construction slated to begin the summer of 2023.
The National Park Service is reexamining its management of more than 180 horses for the first time since it adopted an environmental assessment in 1978. Options range from maintaining the current program to allowing the herd to "live out their lives in the park."

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Jim Arthaud, formerly the chair of the Billings County Commission, has filed a lawsuit against an outdoor blogger and former state Tourism Director Jim Fuglie in response to a 2018 blog post in which Fuglie is alleged to have claimed that Arthaud improperly influenced a sitting U.S. Senator.
Four Ukrainian-Americans, living in the cultural enclave of western North Dakota, share their culture, history and perspective on the geopolitical news of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
"How does that even work in a state that is hysterically opposed to critical race theory or anything that seeks to explain institutional racism, let alone atone for it?" Fargo resident Ron Gaul asks.

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