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Park rangers in Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora set up road closed signs as the federal government shutdown caused the closure of the park Tuesday.

Theodore Roosevelt shuts down, Medora loses huge tourist draw

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MEDORA -- Theodore Roosevelt National Park officials had four hours to shut down 71,000 acres of park Tuesday morning.

Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks were required to close. North Dakota's park got four hours -- 8 a.m. to noon -- to get things in order, like putting up signs and informing campers they had 48 hours to leave.


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