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Winds cause damage in N.D. MINOT (AP) — Straight-line wind gusts damaged buildings, uprooted trees
and sent a 30-foot sailboat crashing through the window of a home in North Da- kota on June9, the National Weather Service said. The boat hit a home in Granville, where residents have reported numerous
downed power lines and swing sets and other items flattened. Rick Krolak, a Weather Service technician, said high winds in southern Mon-
trail County destroyed an old church storage building and overturned several campers. “Most of it damaged structures, trees, and there are telephone lines down,” Kro- lak said June 9.
Tribes to get mobile homes used by flood victims MINOT (AP) — Three-bedroom FEMA mobile homes used by residents dis-
made the announcement after the Department of Housing and Urban Develop- ment and Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed to their request. Most of the homes are in Minot, and they will be made available as soon as
Bakken oil boom has created a severe housing shortage on the Fort Berthold Res- ervation. Pete Davis, executive director of Turtle Mountain Housing Authority at Belcourt, said there are currently 112 families on a waiting list for housing.
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N.D. pipeline summit planned Gov. Jack Dalrymple and industry leaders are holding a meeting in Bismarck to
learn more about the future of pipelines in North Dakota. The summit is slated for June 14 at Bismarck State College’s National Energy
Center of Excellence. Officials say pipeline industry leaders are slated to talk about their potential
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Dickinson approves 3,000-unit camp for oil workers DICKINSON (AP) — The Dickinson City Council has approved a 3,000-unit
Thursday, June 14, 2012n Page 29
— Associated Press
crew camp in the city despite objections from the hotel industry. Council members unanimously approved Accommodate International’s facil-
ity on June 4. Hotel representative Doug Karle said the large crew camp would take away
customers from the industry. He called it “a slap to the face.” Mayor Dennis Johnson said the city needs temporary housing for people com- ing to work in the state’s oil patch.
N.D. oil group hosting seminar for teachers The North Dakota Petroleum Council is hosting more than 40 teachers from
North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. Teachers are slated to tour a drill rig, well sites and the state’s sole oil refinery in Mandan.
across the state for an annual oil seminar for educators. The seminar is slated for June 11 through June 14 in Bismarck. Organizers said the seminar provides educators an opportunity to learn about
— Associated Press
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