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Schools Get Oil Money

Schools Get Oil Money

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Schools and universities in western North Dakota will get millions of dollars for various projects through decisions of the state land board this week.

The group distributes funds collected in oil taxes in the state.

The awards went to 24 districts including one-and-a-third million dollars for Watford City for land needed for construction of a new school, 750-thousand dollars for Ray Schools to provide teacher housing, 250-thousand dollars to South Prairie School for portable classrooms, and 400-thousand for Powers Lake school expansion.

In higher education, Williston State College will receive 1.75-million dollars for a new workforce training building, and Minot State University will receive one million dollars to enhance campus security.

How so at Minot State?

Dr. David Fuller says they plan to install a blue light system throughout the campus.

It will bring 25 spots across campus where telephones with a direct line to campus security will sit under bright blue lights -- similar to what you see here.

That means students on campus will never be far away from help, should anyone ever need it.

(Dr. David Fuller - Minot State University President) "I think what this will do is send a really strong message to students and parents and future students and parents that is our priority, for the safety of our students and I think that is going to help us and enhance it."

The dollars still need approval from the State Board of Higher Education and a budget committee within the legislature, but Fuller says both are expected to approve.

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