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Published May 03, 2012, 09:13 AM

Effects of ND's oil boom to SD focus of conference

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota business owners say they are ready to profit from the oil boom that's happening in neighboring North Dakota.

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota business owners say they are ready to profit from the oil boom that's happening in neighboring North Dakota.

Representatives from several industries met in Spearfish on Wednesday to discuss how best to take advantage of North Dakota's oil industry at The Black Hills Bakken Conference.

Gas station owner Lavern Bills tells KOTA-TV (http://bit.ly/JUhfMY) that demand at his business has increased because of more traffic in the area.

Dennis Lindahl, a councilman in Stanley, N.D., says there is no end in sight to North Dakota's oil industry and surrounding states and communities should be prepared to handle some of the demands.

The conference continues Thursday at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Convention Center.

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Information from: KOTA-TV, http://www.kotatv.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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