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North Dakota town, sewage companies battle over poop

RAY, N.D. — What’s something you thought you’d never hear someone say they were short of? Sewage. Human waste. Poop. All the disgusting things that disappear when you flush your toilet. Rapid population growth in western North Dakota, spurred by a boom in oil and gas production, has prompted many communities there to upgrade their infrastructure. But falling oil prices resulting in ...

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Areas in western North Dakota among nation’s fastest-growing

BISMARCK, N.D. — Cities and counties in the western North Dakota oil patch continue to be among the fastest-growing areas in the country. The U.S. Census Bureau says that between 2013 and 2014, Williston and Dickinson were the fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country. A micropolitan area is an entity with between 10,000 and 50,000 people. By percentage, Williams County ...

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Texas leads numerous census tables in growth


DALLAS — Two Texas cities are among the top five fasted-growing cities by percentage growth in the past year. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the Austin-Round Rock area in Texas is the nation’s third-fastest growing metropolitan area at 3 percent, followed by fourth-place Odessa, Texas, at 2.9 percent. Texas snagged the top spots in both numerical increase by person for ...

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Bakken becomes research lab for Pennsylvania students

MINOT, N.D. — Graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia are doing firsthand research in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch to see how an economic boom impacts communities. The students were in Minot on Monday and Tuesday and made stops in other small communities on their way to Williston to continue their research. The 11 students enrolled in ...

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Bakken boom-town aims to become more family friendly

Watford City is planning for another major construction season which city and county leaders hope will entice more families to make the city their permanent home, reports The Forum News Service (FNS). The projects the city has planned are aimed to accommodate the growing population of youth. As reported by FNS, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems CEO Dan Kelly said, “For ...

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Report: Texas population could double by 2050

AUSTIN, Texas — A report is projecting the state’s population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade. The analysis issued Thursday by the Office of the State Demographer predicts the state’s population will be about 54.4 million if immigration and people moving in from other states continue. The ...

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Denver set to grow alongside oil and gas

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Amidst the nation-wide oil and gas boom, Denver, Colorado is set to benefit from being the largest metropolitan area within a 600-mile radius, according to a recent report by the Denver Business Journal. As oil and gas companies invest billions of dollars into the gas fields of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South ...

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