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‘A growing community’: South Heart stomachs growth, looks forward to more


SOUTH HEART — In South Heart, on the southern edge of the booming Bakken Oil Patch in western North Dakota, things have recently began to settle down a little.

Whether that’s a good or bad thing probably depends on who is opining.

“Things have leveled off a little bit here,” South Heart Mayor Floyd Hurt said. “In a way, that’s good. But we’d like to have a little more building going on. As of right now, we’re kind of at a standstill.”

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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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