. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Work On Massive Pipeline Pushing Toward Oct. 31 Completion Goal

WILLISTON, N.D. – Construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline is quickly progressing in North Dakota, estimated to be 44 percent complete at the end of July. A construction progress report filed with the North Dakota Public Service Commission says the North Dakota portion is scheduled for mechanical completion by Oct. 31, which includes construction and…
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A herd of bison forage among the sagebrush and prairie grass in the Badlands near Watford City recently.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Study Examines Genetics Of Bison In Theodore Roosevelt Park

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Research underway at Theodore Roosevelt National Park aims to help scientists better understand bison in order to conserve the species. Researchers recently collected tissue samples from 100 bison in the north and south units of the park that will be compared with bones and fossils collected in North Dakota, said Bill…
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Jeff Van Hooser, a first year National Park Service Ranger at the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park,  visits with guests Steve and Laurie Patee of Ridgfield, Washington recently.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

More Visitors Discovering Splendor Of National Park’s North Unit

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – To Jeff Van Hooser, the scenic drive through the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is 14 miles of joy. The smaller unit of the park attracts fewer visitors than the South Unit in Medora, but those who do venture north near Watford City say the park offers a peaceful…
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The Woodie Lee Watson Ranch has been in one family for three generations, is adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Watford City . photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

A Rare Chance To Own Badlands Beauty

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A ranch with premier views of North Dakota’s Badlands and the Little Missouri Scenic River will be up for auction this fall after being in one family for generations. The Watson family is selling the Woodie Lee Watson Family Trust Ranch south of Watford City to consolidate their ranching operation to…
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A truck crosses the Long X Bridge on U.S. Highway 85 south of Watford City, N.D., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Kathleen J. Bryan/Forum News Service

Safety A Priority For Highway 85 Expansion Proponents

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A four-lane highway heading south of Watford City is critical for improving safety and promoting economic development for the region, several said during a public meeting Tuesday. But others urged planners of a four-lane U.S. Highway 85 to do more to minimize impacts to the Badlands and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.…
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