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Press Photo by Dustin Monke The view from the Painted Canyon overlook east of Medora is seen on Aug. 8, 2010. The popular spot along Interstate 94 won’t reopen in April because of sequestration in Congress and federal budget cuts.

Federal cuts to keep Painted Canyon closed in western ND

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By Brian Horwath / Dickinson Press - Travelers along Interstate 94 in western North Dakota won’t have the use of a popular scenic overlook area this spring.

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Due to the recent sequestration in Congress and subsequent federal budget cuts nationwide, Theodore Roosevelt National Park officials have decided not to open the popular Painted Canyon Overlook in April, park spokesperson Eileen Andes said Monday.

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