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Oil well blowout reported near Lake Sakakawea

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PARSHALL - An oil well blowout was reported about a half mile from Lake Sakakawea, but information available so far indicates the lake has not been compromised, said Alison Ritter, spokeswoman for the Department of Mineral Resources.

The blowout began Wednesday afternoon at a well about nine miles west of Parshall, Ritter said. A well control team continues to work at the scene this morning, Ritter said, along with Department of Mineral Resources inspectors and other officials.

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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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