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Little Missouri Saloon and Dining Room manager Melinda Kuntz makes a Bloody Mary for a customer Friday afternoon. Kuntz said Medora has been a "ghost town" ever since the partial government shutdown dictated the closing of Theodore Roosevelt National Park this beginning Oct. 1.

Government shutdown turning Medora into ghost town

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MEDORA -- Following a surge in recent days, it doesn't appear the partial government shutdown will have any type of lasting effect on Wall Street.


Main Street, however, has been feeling some financial pain from the shutdown, which began Oct. 1, especially in pockets of the Western U.S. that depend on tourism dollars from destinations like national parks.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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