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FOTB: The ‘wanderer:’ Adventure, solitude rewarding for Anderson

July 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Anneli Anderson recalls the last time she said goodbye to her older brother, Evan.
He had traveled home to Cokato, Minn., in the late summer of 2011 to take a break from his job in the North Dakota oilfields.
“I was sneaking out (of…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: The school of fish: Teacher and fishing guide gives lessons on Lake Sakakawea

July 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON — Matt Liebel may be a fish whisperer.
The Watford City native started fishing before age 5, and like any savvy fish whisperer-in-training, his mantra proved prescient.
“Let’s go fishing, let continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: In McKenzie Co., emergencies require double duty

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — In her first three weeks on the job, the new McKenzie County emergency manager visited the National Weather Service, held a Skywarn training course and met with the Red Cross.
Karolin Rockvoy didn’t expect to apply what she learne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: In McKenzie Co., emergencies require double duty

May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — In her first three weeks on the job, the new McKenzie County emergency manager visited the National Weather Service, held a Skywarn training course and met with the Red Cross.
Karolin Rockvoy didn’t expect to apply what she learne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: Priced out of her home: Rising rental prices in Williston forces woman to move back in with family

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — At 31, Michelle Thomas is back living at home, but it’s not by choice.
The Williston woman was forced to move in with her grandmother in Bainville, Mont., after her apartment building was sold and the new owner increased the rent.
T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: Louisiana living, Bakken business give woman ‘the best of both worlds’

April 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — When Tiffany Smith made the decision to leave North Dakota and return to Louisiana, she didn’t want to leave her job.
The graphic designer joked with her boss that she could still work for the Williston business from afar.
Due to th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: How convenient: Mom-and-pop store aims to keep small-town feel

April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amy Dalrymple
Forum News Service
ALEXANDER — Life can get hectic in the Oil Patch, but the town of Alexander has a new business where folks can slow down.
Jodi and Timothy McGowan opened a convenience store last week aimed at giving locals a …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: Getting attached: Family from Washington state grows on North Dakota

April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

POWERS LAKE — When Carolynn Robinson and her husband moved from Washington state to North Dakota to work in the oilfields, they thought it would just be a summer gig.
But the move worked out so well, they decided to stay.
“We’re getting more …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The Bakken headhunter: Oil industry recruiter trys to lure in families

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities.
The director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services in Williston tries to recruit spouses and famil…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The Bakken headhunter: Oil industry recruiter trys to lure in families

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Pat Bertagnolli’s official job is to recruit oilfield workers, but unofficially he’s a headhunter for Bakken communities.
The director of human resources for B&G Oilfield Services in Williston tries to recruit spouses and famil…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com