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Press File Photo Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., wants to “provide fair grazing access for parts of the Dakota Grasslands, like in the Badlands area shown above.

Heitkamp goes to bat for ND ranchers over grazing concerns


Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is frustrated by what she said is a lack of grazing access for ranchers in the western part of the state — and she’s making her feelings known.

On the heels of a letter sent by Heitkamp to Dakota Prairie Grassland Supervisor Dennis Neitzke on March 5, the senator said Wednesday that she’s pushing for the U.S. Forest Service to “provide fair grazing access for parts of the Dakota Grasslands.”

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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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