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Falling in love with the pen: California journalist sets out to document life in the Bakken

December 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON â€” It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.
The 30-year-old native Californian had wanted to be a writer since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she too…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Falling in love with the pen: California journalist sets out to document life in the Bakken

December 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
WILLISTON â€” It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.
The 30-year-old native Californian had wanted to be a writer since she was a child, but it wasn’t until she too…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Looking for ‘a better life:’ Tennessee family enjoying new life in western ND

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.
The 34-year-old Gallatin, Tenn., man uprooted his family — wife Burgandy and four children — in September in hopes of finding a better life…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Looking for ‘a better life:’ Tennessee family enjoying new life in western ND

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.
The 34-year-old Gallatin, Tenn., man uprooted his family — wife Burgandy and four children — in September in hopes of finding a better life…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bringing relief to the Bakken: Michigan woman’s acupuncture practice offers new type of help

December 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON â€” Rebecca Lloyd has had just one patient who says they get a good night’s sleep.
It’s likely because of the stress in western North Dakota’s boom town. But the 49-year-old from Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senior finds hope in Williston: At 72, Perry having fun working in Oil Patch

November 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Seventy-two-year-old Clint Perry was seeking adventure and a bit of hope when he moved to western North Dakota in August.
“Every place else the economy is in a slump. If it’s not in a slump, prices are on the increase,” the Idaho…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Senior finds hope in Williston: At 72, Perry having fun working in Oil Patch

November 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Seventy-two-year-old Clint Perry was seeking adventure and a bit of hope when he moved to western North Dakota in August.
“Every place else the economy is in a slump. If it’s not in a slump, prices are on the increase,” the Idaho…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

From dropout to hotshot: Washington woman turns life around in North Dakota Oil Patch

November 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.
Hanna Olson, of Enumclaw, Wash., looked at him and said, “If you want a good hotshot driver, I’m your gal,” as she held two t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man open ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAY — What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?
It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles up Southern-style barbecue seven days a week on the outskirts of the small town of Ray in North Dakota…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man open ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town

October 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAY — What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?
It’s Tim Oldham’s school bus-turned-food truck in which he rustles up Southern-style barbecue seven days a week on the outskirts of the small town of Ray in North Dakota…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com