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The most important threat facing northeastern North Dakota may be the potential loss of its economic status in the face of rapid, “at times chaotic,” growth in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota, according to a study completed this week by UND economist David Flynn.


 “The threats are real and need to be addressed and possibly neutralized,” Flynn wrote in the study’s summary.

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Kevin Bonham
Kevin Bonham covers news from northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota for the Grand Forks Herald. A North Dakota native, who grew up in Mandan and Dickinson, he has been a reporter or an editor with the Herald and Forum Communications for nearly 30 years. 
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