Todd Melby

Latest Stories (17)

In oil glut, fewer oil rigs mean less work

Aug 21, 2015
Steve Brown started his Bakken water-hauling business during the field's peak .

An oil-worker family vows to make North Dakota home

Aug 4, 2015
Kendra Hill saw only dust when she looked up her future home on Google Maps. Now there's a town there.

Looking for the bright side in Bakken's bust

Jul 29, 2015
North Dakota oil worker has had enough of the area's greed.

How to blow off steam – and the driver next to you

Sep 4, 2014
Some oil boomtown pickup truck owners make a statement by "rolling coal."

Phil Hamm's no billionaire, but he's got something to say about oil

Aug 11, 2014
Billionaire Harold Hamm is a leading oil man. Phil Hamm - he's a different story

In North Dakota, making ribs for roughnecks

May 13, 2014
All sorts of people have moved to North Dakota to take jobs in the oil fields.

In oil boom, happy to drive a truck by day, a cab by night

Dec 17, 2013
Elsie Ejismekwu is happy to have two driving jobs in the North Dakota oil fields as she starts her life over.

North Dakota's oil boom keeps ambulance services on the run

Dec 12, 2013
Dangerous work and long hours combine for a lot of oil-field injuries. Small-town ambulance crews have their hands full.

Working an oil rig will make a man of you

Jul 10, 2013
Tait Salzer moved to North Dakota to get in on the state's oil boom. He works an oil rig.

Surrounded by wolves in a North Dakota oil town

May 3, 2013
A young woman takes action to feel safe in an oil boomtown filled with lonely and sometimes aggressive men.