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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Census Bureau Director John Thomson, third from left, listens to Williston Mayor Ward Koeser, second from left, during a meeting with leaders of Oil Patch communities on Wednesday in Williston.

Accurate 2020 count will require some legwork

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WILLISTON — Getting an accurate count of North Dakota’s population in 2020 will require working with local communities and educating people about who should be counted as residents, the Census Bureau director said Wednesday.


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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.