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Charles Nelson, left, and Doug Conrad of Newmatic Construction of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, install soffits on a house Thursday in northeast Dickinson. The house is part a development east of First Avenue East between 17th Street East and 21st Street East. After experiencing an oil and population boom and bust in the 1970s and 1980s, Dickinson is trying to build more responsibly, officials said Thursday.

Dickinson preparing for growth; Officials: City has learned from its mistakes


After experiencing minimal growth and even decline following the last oil boom, Dickinson is once again preparing to expand and has learned from the mistakes of its past, city officials said Thursday.

In the 2010 census, Dickinson's ­population ­­­increased to 17,787, up 11 percent from 16,010 in 2000.

The populations of the city and nation grew at a similar pace between 2000 and 2010. North Dakota grew 5 percent between the censuses.

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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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