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Published January 08, 2012, 07:58 PM

Oil boom in western North Dakota may be leading to another boom in babies

(WDAY TV) -- Births rise to record numbers.

(WDAY TV) -- Births rise to record numbers.

1204 babies were born in Bismarck in 2011. That's a record.

Williston had 526 births. It expects 600 this year.

And in Dickinson, 412 babies were born. That's the most since 1994.

Hospital around the state are increasing staff and building more rooms to handle the baby boom

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