As soon as last year’s Rockin’ the Bakken motorcycle fun run ended, people asked organizer Roger Stout when he’d have the next one planned. That’s when Stout knew the growing oil boom town had enough motorcycle enthusiasts to support a bigger event. He’s planning the first Williston motorcycle rally for June 22.
During the first four minutes of his workday Friday, Williston barber Jason Johnson had five walk-in customers. It was just a typical day for Jason’s Barber Shop, one of two traditional barber shops in the rapidly growing oil town.
High wages in the oil industry lured Williston police officer Caleb Fry away from his calling. But after about six months of working for two different oil service companies, Fry was miserable and decided the money wasn’t worth it.
Some say roads in the Oil Patch have potholes so big they could swallow your car. This could be true on U.S. Highway 2 in Ray, but a crew working to replace underground utilities fills the same potholes practically every day.
Amanda Davis was struggling financially as an adjunct professor in Texas when a CNN story caught her attention.
The news story talked about how much money North Dakota has, prompting her to immediately Google “colleges in Williston.”
As a general contractor, Tony Godlewski likes to hear the sound of hammers seven days a week. But when building activity slowed in his home base of Minnesota, competition for projects became cutthroat and profit margins declined.
Jessica Taylor spent three months trying to find the right job in Williston. Instead, she found a career. On Thursday, the 28-year-old from Cincinnati was named executive director of the Williston Area Builders Association.
Farmers Myron Hanson and Troy Coons miss the rural North Dakota they used to know. That’s why they’re volunteering their time at the state Capitol this legislative session to advocate for farmers and ranchers who are being significantly affected by the oil boom.
Taranto, 69, drove taxis in Alaska for 27 years before she moved to Williston last fall to launch a new business. The demand for transportation in the Oil Patch is so strong that Taranto encouraged another female taxi driver from Alaska to follow her to North Dakota.
Jake Walters spent about half of 2012 commuting from southern California to Watford City, sleeping on the floor of an RV and video chatting with his young family back home. Being separated from his family for weeks at a time was tough, so he jumped at the chance to move his family to North Dakota and work in Watford City full time.
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