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Planned mine threatens quiet of ND Roosevelt ranch

Published 06/07/2012, Associated Press

The site of the Elkhorn Ranch in the badlands of North Dakota looks and feels much as it did when Theodore Roosevelt retreated there to raise cattle following the deaths of his wife and mother in 1884. That could soon change, unless the government steps in to stop development on the adjacent plot of land, including a plan to mine gravel that would bring heavy machinery, roads, noise and dust to the site, said the former president's great-grandson, Tweed Roosevelt.

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