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Hundreds of bags of trash picked up along oil patch highway

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,800 bags of trash were picked up by hundreds of volunteers along the major north-south highway corridor in North Dakota’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports the cleanup of U.S. Highway 85 from Bowman to Williston occurred last week. State Department of Transportation district engineer Larry Gangl says the 169-mile stretch of the oil ...

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Clean-up events organized for ND oil patch towns

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s “Pick Up the Patch” campaign is under way in several communities and will run throughout May. The effort is aimed at cleaning up garbage that’s littering the oil patch in western North Dakota. The Petroleum Council started the clean-up campaign in 2012 after complaints about the growing trash problem spurred by the oil ...

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Grants considered to fund improving the Bakken

On Monday the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Council (OGRC) recommended awarding more than $2 million in grants to five different entities to fund solutions to various issues in the oil patch. The grants are subject to final approval from the North Dakota Industrial Commission, according to The Bismarck Tribune. The grant money is being sought primarily by entrepreneurs ...

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