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North Dakota state government is picking winners and losers

WAWSA, North Dakota, Western Area Water Supply Authority

This is the third article in a series addressing water issues in North Dakota.  Every legislative session and campaign season, some politicians will utter the phrase “we can’t be picking winners and losers”.  This statement is often meant to squelch any conversations regarding subsidies for businesses and industries. A statement used primarily by republicans as a talking point and syntactical ...

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Water boil order remains in Divide and Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A boil order for tap water in communities in Divide and Burke counties will remain in place at least until Tuesday. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told last weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. A ...

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Temporary water line in place for Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — A temporary pipeline has been installed to bring water to people in Divide and Burke counties. Residents of communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus were told over the weekend to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline underneath a wetland. About 2,000 people were affected. ...

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Boil order in effect for people in Divide, Burke counties

BISMARCK, N.D. — Residents of communities in Divide and Burke counties have been told to boil tap water or use bottled water after a break in a Western Area Water Supply Authority pipeline. The state Health Department issued the boil order Sunday. It’s in effect until further notice for communities including Crosby, Fortuna, Noonan and Columbus. The water system brings ...

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