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Published October 06, 2013, 08:35 PM

Popular ND town is getting a makeover

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation president says he is looking forward to some tweaks to the popular tourist town in western North Dakota.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation president says he is looking forward to some tweaks to the popular tourist town in western North Dakota.

Randy Hatzenbuhler tells the Dickinson Press that the plans include demolishing the Badlands Pizza Parlor building in Medora and replacing it with a new pizzeria and saloon structure, along with adjacent ticket booth.

Hatzenbuhler says the foundation will attempt to capture a Western look with the new building. He says the group strives to find a balance between progress and preservation of the town's rich history.

Next year will mark the 50th year of the popular "Medora Musical," which draws participants and viewers from around the country. Construction has started on rebuilding the winding road that leads to the amphitheater and parking lot for the musical.

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