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A week in Oil Boom Country

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WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA—I had zero cell-phone service when I landed in Bismarck. I know this state is mostly rural, but how was I supposed to know Sprint doesn’t operate here? Two hours, $183, and one new cheap smartphone later (thanks, Radio Shack!), I was on the road for an almost four-hour drive to Williston, the heart of America’s oil boom. ...

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Dramatic Tobacco Tax in Minnesota Increases are Driving Sales in the Dakotas.

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By: Mike Marcil, Bakken.com Dramatic Tobacco Tax in Minnesota Increases are Driving Sales in the Dakotas. A few months ago I wrote about the effects of higher income tax rates in Minnesota and how these changes might impact the 200,000+ residents, businesses and communities along the border with North Dakota. The North Dakota legislature recently passed the largest tax reduction ...

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North Dakota Common Schools Trust Fund – Solution to Property Tax Issues?

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By: John Bestoloffe | Published July 24, 2013 | Google+   North Dakota Common Schools Trust Fund – Solution to Property Tax Issues? If you take a look at the North Dakota 2013-2015 Executive State Budget provided on the OMB website, (http://www.nd.gov/fiscal/budget/state/) over fifty (50%) percent of the gross tax and other revenues received by the state are directly transferred into constitutionally protected trusts, ...

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