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Sandpiper pipeline route spares Oakville prairie: Plans approved North Dakota PSC avoids natural reserve area

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GRAND FORKS — Academics at the University of North Dakota breathed a collective sigh of relief when the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a Sandpiper oil pipeline route last week that skirts valuable research prairie.


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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone or email, both of which are listed below, or on Twitter @AnnagatorB. More examples of her work can be found at
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