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Published April 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter

U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter speaks about the rise in crime that has come with the boom in the Bakken oil fields of Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan, at a conference hosted by federal officials for more than 150 law enforcement officers in Glasgow, Mont., Monday, April 23, 2012. Booming oil production has brought tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues to a wide expanse of the Northern Plains. But it also has brought more crime, forcing law enforcement from the U.S. and Canada to deal with spiking offenses ranging from drug trafficking and gun crimes to prostitution. (AP Photo/Matt Brown)
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