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Professors are getting an up-close and personal look at the oil fields in western North Dakota this week.

Fifteen North Dakota University System professors and five administrators are touring a coal mine operation and an operating oil rig near Belfield, and the Dakota Prairie Refinery under construction north of Dickinson. Participants will also hear from industry officials.


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Anna Burleson
Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact Burleson with story ideas or tips by either phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. More examples of her work can be found at
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