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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.
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.
In today's cartoon, Trygve comments on a proposal to remove the wild horses at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
“At this time, the position is not being eliminated while the program’s financial situation is being reevaluated,” a North Dakota State University official wrote.

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"The horses are what makes the park special," Fargo resident Birgit Pruess writes.
Jamie Hande, a certified equine massage therapist, has operated her business in Glen Ullin since 2016.
Fargo and Belcourt tracks considered switching dates in 2023, but the idea was nixed for now.
Anderson, a junior at Sheyenne, will join the defending National Collegiate Equestrian Association national champions in 2024.
Identical twin sisters who describe themselves as “horse-crazy little girls who never grew up,” founded Brassy Bit Tack, which focuses on recycling, repairing and reselling bits, bridles, reins, saddle pads, vintage tack, and almost any other horse gear you can imagine. Along the way, Brassy Bit also spawned a spinoff, CL Saddlewear, which specializes in repairing old saddles and building new ones.
The animals at Pride & Joy have typically been surrendered, abandoned or neglected, for reasons ranging from serious injury and age to owners who are moving, financially strapped or simply no longer want them.

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The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Friday that West Nile virus was confirmed in a Kandiyohi County horse that was euthanized in late July.
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After a string of victories with her thoroughbreds, Debi Hanson, 69, of Crosby, is racing horses again on the final weekend of racing at the North Dakota Horse Park. She was recently given a special handmade buckle for her accomplishments.
The Mexico native was the first woman to run at the Fargo racecourse since 2014, and before her run on Saturday, less than five women had competed at the track since it was built in 2002

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