A news crew from Al Jazeera America interviews Eric Haugstad of Tesoro on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, near Tioga, N.D., about the cleanup of 20,600 barrels of oil released from a pipeline break. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Spill drawing media visits; cleanup will take months


TIOGA, N.D. - As crews continue cleaning up after a pipeline break spilled 20,600 barrels of oil near here, more national media outlets are finding their way to the site in northwest North Dakota.

Farmer Steve Jensen, who discovered the spill in his wheat field, had a TV crew from Al Jazeera America and a freelance photographer pull into his yard Sunday.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.