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Oil rigs, like this one in south Dickinson along Interstate 94 Business Loop, actively produce oil within city limits, Fire Chief Bob Sivak said. Though there are regulations, oil wells are allowed to drill in city limits.

Town Oil: 5 rigs and wells produce oil within Dickinson city limits

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Looking out the window, residents may see an oil rig across the street from their duplex.

"We have some wells that were drilled around the edges of Dickinson, and now the city has grown out and around those wells," said Lynn Helms, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources director.


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