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3,100 new students expected in Oil Patch

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Officials are worried schools in the Oil Patch may not be able to accommodate the 3,100 children a study released this week estimates are coming to the area this fall.


The schools may need almost $99 million for facilities, according to the survey, which was requested by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

Williston schools expect about 1,600 new students will enter the doors, according to the survey. Dickinson, Bowman, Halliday and South Heart could see a combined total of 200.

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