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Rancher Jacki Schilke, pictured here Wednesday near Williston, worries the declining health of her animals may be related to oil development that surrounds her land.

Oil development vs. livestock: Reports of cows losing tails raises concerns, sparks investigations

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WILLISTON -- Jacki Schilke likes to say her black angus cattle live in harmony with the cats and dogs on her rural Williston ranch.

But recently Schilke's ranch has not been in harmony with oil development expanding around her 160 acres.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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