14 hospitalized after visiting laundromat in Watford City

Cars and trucks drive down a gravel road in north Dickinson's industrial area near Highway 22. Dunn County officials have budged $2 million for dust control this year -- a budget item that didn't exist before the oil boom brought traffic to country roads.

ND air quality receives 'A' grade


The Peace Garden State continues to receive high marks for air quality, despite dust issues plaguing the western part of the state.

"North Dakota is one of a handful of states that meet all clean air standards," Jim Semerad, North Dakota Department of Health's Division of Air Quality Permitting and Compliance manager. "Newer air quality regulations that are in place and enforced and our low population all play into it."

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