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MEDORA

MEDORA, N.D. — On Tuesday, 11 September 2001 terrorists seized passenger jets and crashed them into two New York skyscrapers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, killing thousands of people. The next year, in Medora, N.D., patriots gathered to highlight patriotism on Flag Day. The celebration has become a mainstay on the Western Edge and will celebrate its 20th year this June.
About 80 volunteers visited Medora on Saturday to help refresh the wooden children’s park downtown — which stands as a symbol for the power of volunteerism in Medora.
The 36th annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering is set for Memorial Day weekend at the Medora Community Center.
Following the May 4 announcement that Chet Wollan would be stepping away from his role as co-host, the "Medora Musical" secured a replacement to fill his shoes for the summer-long show.

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“I’m projecting 16,000 visitors this year, and I think we’ll hit that pretty easily,” North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Executive Director Rick Thompson said.
Dickinson Ready Mix, a company with decades of history supporting the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, received national attention this spring due to their role in a project at Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Along with providing concrete for the cart paths, Dickinson Ready Mix provided concrete for the rebuilding of the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the 1990s.
The National Park Service announced the availability of the “Finding of No Significant Impact on the South Unit Loop Road Reconstruction Project Environmental Assessment.” The second alternative, which was preferred, was selected.
The North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism and Marketing Division in partnership with More Than Just Parks will be releasing a short new film along with promotional content pieces promoting Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The acquisition of 90 acres for the presidential library will be completed by the end of the month, with construction slated to begin the summer of 2023.
The National Park Service is reexamining its management of more than 180 horses for the first time since it adopted an environmental assessment in 1978. Options range from maintaining the current program to allowing the herd to "live out their lives in the park."

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Jim Arthaud, formerly the chair of the Billings County Commission, has filed a lawsuit against an outdoor blogger and former state Tourism Director Jim Fuglie in response to a 2018 blog post in which Fuglie is alleged to have claimed that Arthaud improperly influenced a sitting U.S. Senator.
Four Ukrainian-Americans, living in the cultural enclave of western North Dakota, share their culture, history and perspective on the geopolitical news of a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The annual Aubudon Society's annual Christmas bird count will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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