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  • Growing steadily: Richardton undergoing big changes as oil’s sprawl drives development, growthMarch 23, 2015

    By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press

    RICHARDTON — Mayor Frank Kirschenheiter said Richardtonians look at the growth in their town a certain way.

    “We’d rather move forward than die,” he said. “… You go one direction in life, take your pick: If you’re not gonna go forward, you’re going backward.”
    That attitude is helping the city thrive as major companies stake out Richardton for various oilfield-related projects, and the city finishes up its new city hall.

    SBG Energy Services LLC will begin work this construction season on a $50 million rail terminal a half-mile east of town. The Grand Forks-based company will offer rail transloading for the agriculture and oil industries,

    West of town, Halliburton is planning its own transload facility and frac sand plant, which will bring in about 150 truckloads a day of chemicals to be trucked out to the oilfields. To continue reading, click here.