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FNS Photo by Kile Brewer Children belonging to Grand Forks Campground residents Whitney Figiel and Alicia Haley ride bikes in the road next to the campground Thursday afternoon. Both women’s husbands work on pipelines near Grand Forks and, due to the amount of travel, make use of RVs until they can return to their homes in Louisiana.

Unhappy campers: For pipeline workers in Grand Forks area, there’s only one place to stay — and their families don’t like it

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GRAND FORKS — When Mary Petz, a pipeline worker from Oregon, pulled into The Grand Forks Campground southwest of town in early May, she didn’t expect to have to park her trailer in 10 inches of water.


Nor did she expect to step out her door and smell the strong odor of sewage.

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