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ND coal mine foes say it will hurt farming, water

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DICKINSON (AP) -- Opponents of a proposed coal mine near South Heart in southwestern North Dakota say the operation would damage water supplies and hurt the region's farm economy.

North Dakota's Public Service Commission is holding a hearing in Dickinson on Tuesday to take public comments about the project.

The South Heart Coal company wants to develop a 4,600-acre coal mine to supply fuel for a power plant that would be built nearby.

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