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Jim Iverson, center, answers questions about the Clarence Iverson No. 1 oil well, North Dakota's first successful well, at the historical marker near Tioga, N.D., on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Jim Iverson is the oldest son of Clarence Iverson, the landowner the well is named after. (Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service)

Oil industry says thanks to North Dakota, celebrates million-barrel milestone

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TIOGA, N.D. – The oil industry said “thanks a million” Wednesday to North Dakota.

More than 2,000 people gathered in Tioga to celebrate the state’s recent oil milestone of hitting 1 million barrels a day, not far from where the state produced its first barrel.


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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.