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Ideas abound in western ND for using Legacy Fund

by Jack Dura for the Bismarck Tribune

WATFORD CITY -- School construction and road infrastructure top proposals from western North Dakota leaders for using earnings of the state's nearly $7 billion oil tax savings account.

Legislative leaders are looking to map out a metric for reinvesting and spending the money before more ideas come in the 2021 Legislature.

The Legislature's interim Legacy Fund Earnings Committee met Wednesday and Thursday in Watford City, where lawmakers heard public comments and discussed potential uses of the fund. Local officials and school superintendents from around western North Dakota's Bakken oil patch advocated ideas for schools, infrastructure, higher education, tourism, tax relief and other proposals.

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