- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) - The National Park Service is taking public comments through Jan. 9 on a proposal to replace a communications tower in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The tower is just north of the park entrance. The plan is to replace it with a shorter tower.

The existing tower is used for park and public safety operations. A new tower also would be used for Verizon Wireless telecommunications equipment.

Park Chief of Resource Management Bill Whitworth says a new tower would eliminate the need for a second tower. He says the shorter height also would eliminate the need for a blinking light on top, improving the view.

The proposal also calls for construction of a slightly larger support shed and the addition of gravel to the existing access road.


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