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North Dakota Adapts to Fracking
Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Oct 7, 2013 01:58 PM CDT

A few years ago, some folks had written off North Dakota as a place of empty space and few people. Turn it and the rest of the High Plains into a huge national wildlife reserve and call it Buffalo Commons, they said.

You don't hear much of that now. North Dakota, especially the northwest quadrant, is suddenly booming -- filling with new people and new construction. Oil pumps are sprouting on the landscape like toadstools after a spring rain. Everywhere you look on the horizon are derricks for drilling, tanks for storing and trucks for hauling black gold.

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