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Former Minnesota House Majority Leader Tony Sertich speaks Wednesday during a Vision West ND meeting in Dickinson.

Former Minn. legislator advocates regional control of oil tax revenue


A model put in place years ago by leaders in Minnesota’s mining-heavy Iron Range was pitched as a way to give more regional control of oil tax revenue to energy-impacted communities in western North Dakota.

The mechanism could be used to solve challenges facing municipalities and counties struggling to keep pace with historic growth related to the Bakken oil and natural gas boom, said former Minnesota House Majority Leader Tony Sertich.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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