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Phill Greer, executive director of Tri-County Community Corrections, tours the Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston. Tri-County estimates making about $1 million this year housing inmates from other jurisdictions.JOHN SETNNES/GRAND FORKS HERALD

Oil Patch prisoners spill into Crookston

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CROOKSTON — The oil boom in western North Dakota is producing a new kind of bonanza in the Red River Valley — income for regional jails.

Though federal officials have tried to keep people arrested in North Dakota in North Dakota jails, even jails in neighboring Minnesota have benefited.

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