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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

FOTB: ‘Stand up for it no matter what:’ Connection to land drives tribal member’s activism on energy

March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANDAREE — Testifying before a legislative committee, holding a picket sign and posting to a blog are not things that come naturally to Theodora Bird Bear.
But the member of the Three Affiliated Tribes is so concerned about the impact of oil and g…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

FOTB: ‘Stand up for it no matter what:’ Connection to land drives tribal member’s activism on energy

March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANDAREE — Testifying before a legislative committee, holding a picket sign and posting to a blog are not things that come naturally to Theodora Bird Bear.
But the member of the Three Affiliated Tribes is so concerned about the impact of oil and g…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old schoolhouse becomes a home: Williston business owners move into restored 100-year-old schoolhouse; now looking to restore abandoned church

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — An abandoned schoolhouse that was becoming surrounded by oil development is now transformed into a historic new home for Williston business owners.
Mark and Mary Pettersen recently began living in the 100-year-old schoolhouse they move…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: Woman cooks up Williston food delivery service

January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A new Williston resident who moved to North Dakota after the hair salons she owned in Chicago closed is getting ready for her new business venture to take off.
Kelli Cook, a 40-year-old mother of two, recently launched Munchies Food Ta…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: After enduring RV, family happy to have a home

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Paul and Marcia Whitcomb thought they’d be temporary North Dakotans, working in the oilfield to earn money and someday returning to Arkansas.
But now the couple and their four children are permanent Williston residents, working oilfi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: Arizona man and his RV adapting to frigid temps

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — In Arizona, Bill Ferguson used aluminum foil on the windows of his RV to keep out the heat and sun during hunting trips.
Now in his first North Dakota winter living in that RV, the foil is just one layer of insulation keeping out the c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: Arizona man and his RV adapting to frigid temps

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — In Arizona, Bill Ferguson used aluminum foil on the windows of his RV to keep out the heat and sun during hunting trips.
Now in his first North Dakota winter living in that RV, the foil is just one layer of insulation keeping out the c…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com