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A mist of oil sprays from an oil well near Parshall on Thursday, after an equipment malfunction occurred. A specialized crew flew from Texas to get control of the well. Amy Dalrymple/Forum Communications Co.

Crews regain control of oil-spewing well near Lake Sakakawea

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PARSHALL, N.D. - Crews regained control of an oil well near Parshall about 5 a.m. today after the well stopped flowing, said the state Department of Mineral Resources.


The cleanup process has begun, said Alison Ritter, a spokeswoman for the department. Officials with the Department of Mineral Resources will monitor the cleanup effort and require a follow-up spill report within 10 days after the cleanup is complete, Ritter said.

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