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Oil boom brings employment opportunities for Fargo-Moorhead college students

By Danielle Thiessen Unemployment is under 3 percent statewide, and the oil boom that brought that number about may be good news for college...
Photo "Booming North Dakota" by Flick user porchlife (David) at http://www.flickr.com/photos/1porchlife/6355636505/. Used with permission.

Tourism in North Dakota? You betcha!

By Zeus B. Soto Pagan Tourism and North Dakota go together like oil and water, but the oil boom may change that. Media coverage...
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Oil patch prosperity may keep booming

By Jared Roemen Near record oil prices have the Bakken running on all cylinders, but while this engine keeps turning, what lies ahead? Whether...
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North Dakota’s oil boom through the photographer’s lens

By Elisabeth Krabbenhoft The oil boom in western North Dakota has attracted many local artists to document this historical event, and has changed these...
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Oil boom boosts huge Fargo construction company

By Austin Kettelhut Five hundred acres of commercial field that were once known as the West Ridge in Dickinson, N.D., have now become the...
The Northern in Fargo is the city’s only “gentlemen’s club” with dancers. In western North Dakota the huge number of oil field workers has made that profession high paid for the women who are willing to risk it. Photo by Mara Howard.

Women in the oil patch: Objectified or respected?

By Mara Howard Western North Dakota was once an area riddled with farms and small towns. One natural resource had the power to change...
Graphic by Sarah Gunderson.

Crime in oil patch corresponds to population growth

By Sarah Gunderson Reports on the increase in crime due to the oil boom may be misleading.  Dr. Carol Archbold’s study on policing in...
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Oil boom has caused business growth in the Fargo-Moorhead area

By Cassandra Cariveau The oil boom in western North Dakota has made a positive affect on local businesses in the Fargo/Moorhead area. The oil...
This successful oil well near Marmarth operated in 1937. Though a few wells operated before the opening of the Williston Basin at Tioga, they did not have the long-range success of the later wells. Today the oil fields near Marmarth are busy again. Photo by State Historical Society of North Dakota. Used with permission.

Oil booms a part of North Dakota’s history

By BreAnna Amundson Geologists in rural northwest Dakota found a layer of Madison sandstone in the Williston Basin and they were blown away, but...
The Fargo Theatre's historic marquee, in Fargo, N.D., stays true to their vintage appearance. Photo by Christine McClellan.

From film to digital: Fargo Theatre grateful to move on

By Christine McClellan With its notable art-deco-style marquee featured on souvenir coffee mugs, postcards and key chains, The Fargo Theatre is often seen as...