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A sign alerting the temporary closure of a portion of the Maah Daah Hey Trail rests next to a Forest Service truck near Bennett Campground Saturday.

Wildfire burns Grasslands: Portion of Maah Daah Hey Trail is shut down


The U.S. Forest Service executed an order Saturday to close a portion of the Maah Daah Hey Trail due to a wildfire in the Dakota Prairie Grasslands area northwest of Grassy Butte.

Close to 80 firefighters continued to fight the newly dubbed Cottonwood Creek fire, as a plot of the trail from the southern boundary of the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park to County Road 50 was closed to the public, according to a release from the Forest Service.

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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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