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Frannina Lincoln, left, and Rozene Yellow Wolf, eighth-graders in Mandaree, touch the fluid used in hydraulic fracturing Thursday during a presentation about oil well completion.

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MANDAREE -- Eighth-graders got to dig their hands into the gel-like fluid used in the hydraulic fracturing process at oil wells all around this community.


The Mandaree Public School students got an up-close lesson Thursday on the ingredients used in fracking, including the water and chemical mixture that an industry representative compared to the consistency of "bull's snot."

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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.