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Published January 08, 2012, 11:26 AM

Senior Member of North Dakota Senate Seeking Re-election

CROSBY, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate's oldest member says he's running for another four years in office.

CROSBY, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Senate's oldest member says he's running for another four years in office.

Crosby Republican Sen. John Andrist says he wants to continue working to solve problems created by the rapid growth of western North Dakota's oil and gas industry.

His district is in North Dakota's northwestern corner.

It includes Divide and Burke counties, most of Williams County and a northwestern chunk of Mountrail County.

Andrist is 80 years old. He's a retired newspaper publisher. Andrist was first elected to the Senate in 1992.

He sponsored a bill in the 2011 Legislature to require oil producers to share some of their revenues with property owners who host drilling rigs on their land. It was defeated.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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