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Catholic Schools See Student Increase

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North Dakota's economic growth affects everything from business to school enrollment.

Light of Christ Catholic Schools have seen nearly a 12 percent increase in students. This is close to 120 new students to the catholic school system. Officials are researching the best way to handle this growth.    

"You've seen with Bismarck Public Schools, they've had to build additional facilities through that large growth, so we're examining all those possibilities. Hopefully, within this next six months, next year, we'll have a good idea of what that means," says Michael Weisbeck, Light of Christ Catholic Schools.

Officials say enrollment is on a steady increase, but this year's surge of students, has forced the creation of a junior high academy with more talk of future expansion.

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