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North Dakota Oil Boom Brings Blight With Growth as Costs Soar

The gravel road that borders Dave Hynek’s North Dakota farm is designed to carry 10 tractor-trailer trucks a day. In a recent 24-hour period, about 800 passed by.

Some are traveling 90 minutes west to Williston, where schools Superintendent Viola LaFontaine expects as many as 3,800 students this fall, about 57 percent more than her primary schools were built to hold.