US Forest Service sides with Montana man to mine gravel near Roosevelt's historic ranch

  • by: JAMES MacPHERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 28, 2014 - 8:40 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Forest Service sided Monday with a Montana businessman who wants to mine gravel near a scenic Badlands ranch in western North Dakota where former President Theodore Roosevelt once grazed cattle and on land that other government agencies and conservation groups have hailed as the "cradle of conservation."

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