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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shown here on Monday, is one of the most growth-affected churches in Dickinson. Five years ago, the congregation was less than 75 people; now, there are 400 that regularly attend Sunday worship, Bishop Micheal Cartmill said. (Forum News Service photo)

Church challenges in the ND oil boom

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By Katherine Grandstrand

DICKINSON, N.D. — One of the scariest things about moving to a new state is leaving friends and family behind and the loss of a social network, but many newcomers to the Dickinson area are seeking out congregations and local pastors are welcoming them with open arms.


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