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Feds OK tribal refinery: Work could begin as early as next spring

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NEW TOWN -- Plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the first major refinery to be built in the United States in more than 30 years, cleared a milestone Wednesday.


Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday approval of an application from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation for the refinery.

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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.