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North Dakota Land Board awards $1.2 million in grants to counties in oil-producing region

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $1.2million in state oil-impact grants to counties, townships and other political subdivisions.

Officials say the money awarded Thursday was the final round of the state's two-year budget cycle. The grants included the remaining funds that were set aside for contingency purposes.

The Land Board says it awarded a total of $240 million in impact grants for the current budget cycle to counties experiencing rapid growth from the state's oil boom.

The Land Board is headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.

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