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BISMARCK — Put North Dakota’s state spending surge under the microscope, and you’ll find winners and bigger winners.

The price of North Dakota’s government has risen by nearly $9 billion since 2001 — $5.1 billion of that in state general fund money. Though the growth has been spread unevenly across the nearly 80 state agencies, virtually all of them are pulling in more money.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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