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The oil boom: Making a living off the workers

Nov 21, 2012
In any mining boom, some people are there to work in it, others are there to supply them. Need a knife in Williston, N.D.? Talk to Bobcat John.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, Black Gold Boom

A North Dakota oil worker: 'I miss my family'

Nov 20, 2012
The oil boom in North Dakota created tens of thousands of jobs with good wages -- in the middle of nowhere. So for workers across the U.S., the boom is an opportunity to get back on their feet, pay off debts, save some money, at a cost -- leaving their families behind.
Posted In: North Dakota, Black Gold Boom

'Fight Night' in an oil-boom town

Nov 19, 2012
North Dakota's oil boom has drawn thousands of workers to the state, overwhelming small towns. Rents are sky high. Workers live in barracks called mancamps. And there's not much to do besides work. One promoter brought martial arts fighting to town -- the Williston Basin Blowout.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Black Gold Boom

Coen brothers return to Fargo

Oct 24, 2012
Some Fargo residents didn't love the Coen Brothers' famous film. So will they embrace a TV adaptation 16 years later?
Posted In: fargo, North Dakota, film, coen brothers

North Dakota Senate race tightens

Sep 25, 2012
Republican favorite in U.S. Senate race hit with nonprofit, Democratic Party ads.
Posted In: 2012 election, North Dakota, super PAC

Attack ads fly on the prairie

Aug 17, 2012
Crossroads GPS hits North Dakota's Heitkamp with the second round of ads in as many weeks
Posted In: North Dakota, 2012 election, super PAC, campaign spending

North Dakota could eliminate property tax

Jun 12, 2012
If voters today choose to wipe out the property tax in the state, it would be a first for the nation and would be nearly $1 billion taken from the budget.
Posted In: North Dakota, property tax

Could drilling for oil become too costly?

May 31, 2012
With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Canada

Go North, young man!

Mar 21, 2012
The promise of steady work is attracting workers of all ages to Williston, N.D., and creating a new boom town on America's energy frontier.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, man camp, Williston, employment, debt, energy

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