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Re-creating a stage coach ride that originated in 1884, participants in the 2013 Medora to Deadwood Wagon Train Trail Ride travel on a road about 17 miles south of Belfield on Thursday.

Trailblazers: Nearly 300 trek Medora Stage and Forwarding Co. route

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BELFIELD -- A late summer heat wave that had temperatures approaching 90 degrees in southwest North Dakota on Thursday wasn't enough to deter 98-year-old Les Fritz from participating in a wagon trail ride that crisscrossed the property where he raised his family.


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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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