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Oil Boom Tests North Dakota Legislative Tradition

North Dakota is one of four U.S. states with a legislature that meets only once every two years.  But, the energy boom in Western North Dakota -- and everything that comes with it - is challenging the state government’s ability to respond rapidly to the changing environmental and economic landscape. An abundance of jobs spurred by the extraction of oil in what's known as the "Bakken Formation" has fueled rapid population expansion in Williston, North Dakota, a town at...

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