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Published February 09, 2011, 02:31 PM

Al Jazeera crew coming to Fort Berthold

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's oil boom is drawing the interest of the international broadcaster Al Jazeera English.

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's oil boom is drawing the interest of the international broadcaster Al Jazeera English.

A producer, reporter and cameraman plan to travel from Washington, D.C., and New York to New Town late this week. They plan to explore how the Fort Berthold Reservation community and the Three Affiliated Tribes are dealing with the oil boom. They'll meet with Tribal Chairman Tex Hall and also get the views of tribal elders.

Producer Kavitha Chekuru tells the Minot Daily News that she became interested in visiting North Dakota last year when she found out how high the state's oil production is.

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