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‘Bursting at the seams’: Dalrymple assessing local needs in rapidly evolving Oil Patch

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BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Oil Patch is growing and changing so rapidly, Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Friday he has started meeting with city and county officials to better understand the challenges facing local governments whose needs state lawmakers tried to address just six months ago.


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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.