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Leaders optimistic, but ‘hard decisions’ ahead after forecast predicts $4B drop in N.D. oil and gas tax revenue

A semi truck travels south on U.S. Highway 85 between Belfield and Amidon on Wednesday.

Highway 85 concerns move south

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Traffic concerns in the Oil Patch are well known to the people living and working in western North Dakota.

Worries about how the Bakken energy boom is now affecting or could, in the future, affect roadways have now spread across state lines.


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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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