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Associated Press, Published August 29 2012

Dakotas lawmakers touring booming ND Oil Patch

TIOGA, N.D. — Lawmakers in the Dakotas are touring the western North Dakota Oil Patch to get a firsthand look at the boom happening there.

About 20 North Dakota lawmakers and seven from South Dakota on Wednesday were touring drilling rig and oil well sites. They planned an overnight stay at a crew camp at Tioga.

The event is sponsored by the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a trade group.

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