National Park Closed Due to Shutdown in North Dakota
One of the most visited National Parks in North Dakota has shut down due to the Federal Government shutdown. Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands of North Dakota is closed and workers were sent home yesterday after each employee signed furlough papers.
In total, about 40 federal employees were sent home. And there is a domino effect to the local economy. According to officials in Medora, they have already had visitors who were sadden when suddenly they find out they can't tour the park. The mayor reportedly told a local TV news reporter that it will start to have an impact on the local economy.
And the question is for how long? No one really knows how long this shut down will last and many workers are trying to put the best face on while stretching their finances.