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North Dakota awards impact grants to oil patch hospitals

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Land Board has awarded $5 million to hospitals in the state’s oil-producing region.

Officials say the grants are part of a program aimed at helping communities deal with the effects of rapid energy development.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Dickinson is getting most of the money, at $2.1 million. Six other hospitals are sharing the remainder.

The Land Board also awarded $1 million to enhance services for disabled citizens in the region.

The Land Board is headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

In related news, While job growth lifts most of US economy, oil patch suffers.

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