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Al Golden, player in North Dakota oil, dies at 84

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A key figure in the development of North Dakota's oil industry since the 1950s and a leader in its political organization died Thursday.

Al Golden was originally from Illinois but came to the state in 1953 at the start of its first oil boom. He started as a landman for Mobil Oil, researching land titles, and later established his own Golden Land and Oil. He lived in Bismarck, where he died at age 84.

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