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Flood, oil effect census

Officials say census estimates not keeping up with oil patch growth

May 23, 2013
By JILL SCHRAMM - Staff Writer ( , Minot Daily News

Population growth immediately following a natural disaster isn't typical. So Minot's growth following the 2011 Souris River flood is not only atypical, but local officials suspect the growth rate has been faster than the 1.8 percent increase estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau.



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