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Harley Dengel of Dickinson walks back to his vehicle in downtown Dickinson on Wednesday. Dickinson and Williston officials and business owners are starting to put new life into the cities' downtown areas.

The heart of a city: Dickinson, Williston working to refurbish their downtowns

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In 1963, Petula Clark wanted the nation to "go downtown, things'll be great when you're downtown." Fifty years later, that's exactly where some Oil Patch officials and business owners want you to go.


Dickinson and Williston officials are planning revitalization projects for their downtown areas as the populations of both cities grow.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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