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Photo Courtesy of National Forest Service A burned vehicle was abandoned in the McKenzie Ranger District of the Little Missouri National Grasslands in fall of 2012.

‘Rampant’ off-roading damages federal lands: Vehicles found stuck leads to investigation

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WATFORD CITY — Vehicles going off-road into the Little Missouri National Grasslands of western North Dakota are doing “deplorable” damage to National Forest Service land, says the McKenzie district ranger.

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One recent case involving pickups and road graders that got stuck while mudding in rugged Forest Service land is under federal investigation and could result in criminal charges.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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