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Oil boom brings more Border Patrol arrests

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GRAND FORKS — The U.S. Border Patrol is reporting a big increase in arrests in the Grand Forks sector, much of it in North Dakota’s booming Oil Patch.

From the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1 to June 30, there were 514 arrests.

That compares with the 284 arrested in the same period in 2012-13 and 287 in the same period in 2011-12.

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