According to North Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Luick, this won’t be a dull legislative session. A myriad of issues will be heard, including infrastructure updates, including roads and bridges. “That is a high priority,” said Luick. “We took care of oil country pretty well in the last few sessions because of the need, but on the eastern side of the state, we’ve been put on the back burner. Hopefully, with this session and the ‘Prairie Dog’ bill, we’ll be able to get that corrected.” The ‘Operation Prairie Dog’ proposal would use oil and gas tax revenue to fund infrastructure projects outside of North Dakota’s oil patch.