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What will North Dakota look like after the oil boom?

A natural gas flare illuminates an oil well at dusk in March in Williston, N.D., as Coeur d’Alene resident Kevin McLeod walks by. McLeod, who moved to Williston in search of employment, works for B&G Roustabout as a laborer. The oil boom has created thousands of jobs for those willing to relocate to the fields of North Dakota.
A natural gas flare illuminates an oil well at dusk in March in Williston, N.D., as Coeur d’Alene resident Kevin McLeod walks by. McLeod, who moved to Williston in search of employment, works for B&G Roustabout as a laborer. The oil boom has created thousands of jobs for those willing to relocate to the fields of North Dakota.

Quote of the day:

"Our economy is really looking good. But now it's time to turn around and start protecting our land, guys."

Mervin Packineau, a tribal councilman, speaking at the Three Affiliated Tribes' third annual oil and gas conference in North Dakota on Tuesday.
-- Billings Gazette




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Rich Landers
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