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Bakken Briefings

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McKenzie roads McKenzie County needs to pave nearly 130 miles of roadway, County Commission Chairman Ron Anderson says. At roughly $1.5 million a mile, that’s a big job. “McKenzie County has the highest number of traffic-related deaths for the second year in a row,” Anderson said. “We really need to spread some of the traffic out.” All the county’s roads ...

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Changing Ray The city of Ray could look very different in five years. City Planner Brent Moore has been working with Ray’s Planning Commission over the past six months to develop a comprehensive plan, with the highway corridor and Main Street targeted as growth areas. Moore said comprehensive plans focus on a design for growth rather than how any specific ...

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Letter: More sad stories from oil country

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By: George Magnus Johnson, Fargo The Forum is to be heartily commended for printing pungent, right-on opinion pieces from Darrell Dorgan and Tony Bender (Jan. 12). The Forum also recently had the sad stories of long-time residents of the Oil Patch area who couldn’t stand the social and environmental degradation anymore and are fleeing to other parts of the state. Here ...

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Bakken Briefings

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Dumping bothers Divide County Divide County Emergency Manager and Land Use Administrator Jody Gunlock is worried about illegal dumping on rural roadways. “This can happen at any time,” Gunlock said. “These guys are trying to make a quick buck. They open their valves, dump, then go back and get paid for another load.” The reason Gunlock loses sleep over dumping ...

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