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Painted Canyon located seven miles east of Medora will likely open before Memorial Day, Theodore Roosevelt National Park Superintendent Valerie Naylor said Wednesday.

Naylor: Agreement in place to open Painted Canyon on May 25

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Painted Canyon Overlook could be open by Memorial Day, the superintendent of Theodore Roosevelt National Park said late Wednesday.

Valerie Naylor told The Press that the popular lookout rest area and tourist attraction, which is also a gateway to North Dakota's only national park, could be open by late May after an agreement was reached Wednesday.


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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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