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Published November 14, 2013, 08:52 AM

Board awards $12.2M in grants to North Dakota's oil region

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $12.2 million in state grants to fire departments and emergency medical services providers in North Dakota's oil-production region.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $12.2 million in state grants to fire departments and emergency medical services providers in North Dakota's oil-production region.

Officials say the money includes about $5.2 million to enhance the region's emergency medical services and about $7 million for rural fire districts.

The grant money is going to communities that include Watford City, Beach, Dickinson, Williston, Wildrose, Tioga and Stanley.

Over the next two years, the Land Board is slated to award about $240 million in impact grants to counties experiencing rapid growth from the state's oil boom.

The Land Board is headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

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