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Dunn County Sheriff Clay Coker converses with emergency responders Beth Grove, center, and Steph Bren in Manning during a safety exercise Saturday. Close to 50 people from various southwest North Dakota agencies and officials from Oxy Petroleum attended the walk-through.

Oil explosion simulated in Dunn County safety exercise

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MANNING -- With more oil field activity than ever before occurring in Dunn County, safety is a priority for local and industry officials.


On Saturday, emergency management personnel and law enforcement from Dunn County and the surrounding area came together with representatives from Occidental Petroleum (Oxy) for a simulated oil field accident safety exercise.

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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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