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Al Anderson, North Dakota Department of Commerce commissioner, speaks while others look on during a meeting at the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Dickinson Tuesday morning. Left of Anderson are Francis Ziegler, director of the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson, Mike Anderson of the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency and Gerry Fisher of the Department of North Dakota Trust Lands.

Combined police, fire facility possible in Dickinson


Dickinson police and fire departments could end up under the same roof, housed in a public safety building, officials said Tuesday during a meeting at the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The idea was discussed at the meeting attended by local and state representatives, which was part of a series of meetings to better understand the region's oil impacts, coordinate local and state responses, and to provide updates on state efforts to help meet the region's needs.

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