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Work beginning on $30 million highway bypass around Killdeer

KILLDEER, N.D. — Construction is beginning on a $30 million bypass to route truck traffic around the western North Dakota oil patch town of Killdeer. Ground was broken for the project on Tuesday and work was beginning Wednesday on the 4-mile, two-lane project that will move traffic around the west side of the community, connecting state Highways 200 and 22, ...

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North Dakota attorney general to release annual crime report

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to release North Dakota’s annual crime report. Stenehjem will release the document on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Bismarck. The annual report provides statistics for crimes ranging from murder to car thefts. Data show crime has increased in recent years in the state. Stenehjem has said crime has increased in ...

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Camping ban eased on some WMAs in oil patch for holiday

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is lifting an overnight camping ban on Tuesday and Wednesday for some wildlife management areas in the western oil patch next week due to the Fourth of July holiday. The camping restrictions are aimed at people who take shelter in the areas because of a housing shortage in the region. Camping ...

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North Dakota housing growth rate tops in the nation

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota built new housing at a faster clip than any other state from 2010 through last summer, as people flooded the state in search of work in the booming oil patch. The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest annual estimate shows North Dakota’s housing growth rate far outpaced any other state’s in the year leading up to last ...

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Law enforcement plans new crime fighting tactics on Bakken

BISMARCK, N.D. — Law enforcement officials say they are beefing up crime fighting efforts in the oil patch of North Dakota and Montana. A new strike force that includes state and federal agencies is meant to target organized crime, which has been blamed for much of the increases in human trafficking, violent offenses and drug dealing in the Bakken region. ...

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