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Customers line up outside the doors of Walmart in Dickinson shortly before noon Sunday. The business, which is generally open 24 hours, closes between midnight and noon Sundays in North Dakota because of the state's Blue Laws.

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Need to pick something up from Walmart around noon Sunday? If so, you won't be alone as the retailer's entrances overflow with customers, leaving many to stand outside until the inside doors unlock.

As workers and their families flock to North Dakota from out of state for the oil boom, there are questions regarding the state's Blue Laws, which prevent general retailers from opening between midnight and noon on Sundays.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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