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A semi travels north on Highway 22 about 15 miles north of Dickinson on Sept. 16. Roads in the Oil Patch have taken a beaten from overweight and oversize semis.

Overweight, oversize trucks take toll on Oil Patch roads

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BISMARCK (AP) -- The number of oversize and overweight trucks using county roads and bridges in North Dakota's Oil Patch has more than doubled in three years, and while counties are collecting millions of dollars in permit fees, officials say the money isn't enough or even earmarked for road maintenance.

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