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Federal hazardous transportation grants promised to state

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WASHINGTON — States will share in $20.2 million in federal grants that can be used to prepare for oil transportation disasters.

In the Upper Midwest, Minnesota will get nearly $426,000, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday. North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer, expects $192,000 and South Dakota $171,000.

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