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Plant manager hired for Dickinson refinery

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The first oil refinery to be built in the continental United States in 36 years will be managed by someone with nearly as much time in the refinery business.


Wisconsin native Dave Podratz has been hired as the future plant manager at the Dakota Prairie Refinery, which is slated to go up just west of Dickinson, according to a release Thursday from MDU Resources Group.

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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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