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Former NFL coach Mike Ditka, right, speaks to fans Thursday in Watford City at the grand opening event for Canary, an oilfield service company.

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WATFORD CITY -- Former NFL coach Mike Ditka said he had "no clue" why an oil company would invite him to its grand opening ceremony in North Dakota's Oil Patch.


"I have no idea. My secretary sets everything up," Ditka said.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.