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Published April 23, 2012, 03:33 PM

As Bakken Oil Booms, So Does Crime on the Plains

GLASGOW, Mont. (AP) — Drug crimes in eastern Montana are up 172 percent. Assaults in Dickinson, N.D., have climbed 300 percent. And in once-sleepy Plentywood, Mont., there have been three gun crimes in the past few months — a prospect previously unheard of in the tiny community tucked against the Canada border.

By: Matthew Brown, Associated Press

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