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To charity goes the 'gift' of oil: Watford City couple passes along income from mineral rights

Dickinson Press -- WATFORD CITY - Konnie and Sharon Norstog don't think they deserve the new income from the minerals they own, so they're giving much of it away.

The retired Watford City ranchers say the best part about the oil boom is they can give more to their favorite charities.

“This is a gift. We did absolutely nothing to earn it. We don’t deserve it, particularly,” said Sharon, also a retired minister. “Now it’s our job to do something kind with it or at least do the right thing.”

The royalties the couple receives from oil companies that are drilling under their land have allowed them to take two Alaska cruises and do a few things they otherwise may not have done, Sharon said.

But they haven’t changed their lifestyle significantly. Konnie drives a Dodge Grand Caravan with 270,000 miles and the co


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 5:52:31 AM

it's their money, they can do what they want.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:33:34 PM


Wonderful people! May God bless them and theirs!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 9:08:14 AM

Good news!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 6:47:26 AM

Salt of the earth couple.....may god bless them!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:18:11 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:16:24 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:12:26 AM

Nice People.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:11:42 AM

Well you can't take it with you.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:11:42 AM

Great gift.
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:07:58 AM

Old News
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:07:41 AM

Nice people
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:05:12 AM

Worth repeating!
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:02:45 AM

Great read...again!
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Nice
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2013 12:01:33 AM

Good for them.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:59:56 PM

Pretty cool!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:57:37 PM

How nice. I need to find a plot. With ERL under it.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:56:30 PM

That is very generous of them, but to say they don't deserve it seems wrong too.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:48:53 PM

Same pay it forward
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:47:54 PM

OK
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Nice
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:43:30 PM

freedom of choice ROCKS!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:40:14 PM

Once again, @AKmailman shows his true colors. Everyone else here commented on how nice these people are. Only @AKmailman decided to pee in the cornflakes with his comment.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:39:13 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:37:04 PM

@Dragnet, don't you know that donations to charity are tax deductible?
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Aviator_Rob
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:36:13 PM

Too bad Big Oil isn't as generous with their billions of dollars in profits.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:32:20 PM

WoW, and they put this in writing. Now the IRS will see it and tax the crap out of them. Nice to be generous but with this government in power, gotta watch your back side as they inflict pain by the inch and by the dollar.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:31:35 PM

CCLighthouse, how could I possibly be jealous of the coming storm that is rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration? How could I possibly express any emotion other than outright horror at that?
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good people
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soo..o.
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wow there are some nice peolpe still....
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A light in the darkness.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:19:43 PM

Do I detect a little "JEALOUSY" SovietSunrise? I love it when people try to share, it brings out the killjoy in every group. : )
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:16:03 PM

Good for them. It is always important to share with others.
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:15:58 PM

That is generous!
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:15:11 PM

Nice report in times where we do not get much good news Very nice people
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This is DISGUSTING! The RIGHT THING to do is to keep the oil (and the carbon dioxide) in the ground! 400 parts per million & rising....we'll all get what's coming.

CLIMATE CHANGE
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:09:31 PM

How kind and generous! May God richly bless their giving spirit.
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those people are nice folks!!!
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God bless them as they bless others.

Great to hear a story of good. Good choices, good morals, good actions and good results.
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great for them
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God blesses some because they will bless many
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ok
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 11:02:42 PM

Nice Folks, BUT at that age why risk being stuck on the side of the road in that vehicle???
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Interesting..
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isn't that special
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good to know some people still have a heart
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Interesting
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Death tax??
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