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DPS has never been more mobile: More than 1,000 students moved in and out of the district in the last year

October 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

As more workers bring their families to the Oil Patch, schools are feeling the impact.
While a growing school district is generally seen as positive, there are challenges that faculty and staff face. Continue Reading

Oil Patch boom 5 times bigger than 1980s

January 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Bakken oil boom is now five times larger than the area’s 1980s oil boom, according to a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Continue Reading

ND city poised to top $300 million in new building

December 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT, N.D. (AP) A North Dakota city in the middle of the state’s oil boom is poised to top $300 million in new building permits for 2012.

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Exxon pays $1.6 billion for Bakken assets

September 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

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Airlines adding service in ND’s oil patch area

September 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Williston’s Sloulin Field International Airport was built to handle 6,000 passenger boardings per year. Officials expect more than 10 times that many next year.
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ND native back Grassy Butte area to fulfill bucket list

September 1, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRASSY BUTTE North Dakota native John O’Connor left the state at age 25 because the “doggone winters” were too tough. Continue Reading

ND oil patch housing coming from Madison, SD

May 10, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SOUTH HEART, N.D. (AP) The southwest North Dakota oil patch town of South Heart is looking south for housing.
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Minn. senator tours Oil Patch

April 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON North Dakota isn’t the only state benefiting from the oil boom, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said Friday. Continue Reading

Architect a visionary for Oil Patch

February 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

STANLEY City leaders here knew right away that Dean Dovolis was different than the 417 developers who came before him. Continue Reading

Planning money heading to North Dakota oil patch

November 22, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) The state and federal governments are providing $1.8 million to address planning for economic, housing and infrastructure development in western North Dakota’s booming oil patch.
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