Lookin’ for ‘A Few Good Men’? Former military personnel especially suited for work in the Bakken oilpatch

By Laura Tode Everyone’s hiring in the Bakken. From the new hotels springing up like wildflowers, to the established oil companies that were around for North Dakota’s first oil boom, it seems to an outsider like anyone can find a job; but there isn’t a single employer in the Williston…

A new energy flowing to eastern Montana as Bakken field development expands

Story and photos by Rebecca Colnar The Bakken oilfield’s effect on towns in eastern Montana has been significant economically, whether in new condos and hotels being built, new businesses popping up in towns or increased traffic. RV parks are bursting at the seams, gas stations are full and service employees…

Bakken rocks this stock! Propelled by its energy and resource focus on the region, Integrity stock fund aims to deliver results to investors

By Katrina A.T. Senyk Robert Walstad tours a drilling site in the northwest North Dakota portion of the Bakken oil play. North Dakota is currently fourth in U.S. oil production – behind only Texas, Alaska and California – with 6,500 wells producing roughly the same output as California’s 100,000 wells….

Shale’s philanthropy demonstrates long-term commitment to communities

Sam Tallis, Shale president (left) and Sid Greehey, CEO (center) present donated iPads to Dave Selvig, superintendent of Scobey Schools (right). In 2011 and 2012 Shale Exploration, L.L.C. (Shale), a division of GreeheyCo, was founded by Sam Tallis and Sid Greehey through leasing and acquisitions of more than 800,000 acres…

North Dakota’s infrastructure to get $2.5-billion boost

 By Lisa Fattori A new initiative by Governor Jack Dalrymple will inject $2.5 billion into North Dakota’s infrastructure, helping communities both large and small to keep pace with the tremendous growth that has occurred since the onset of the Bakken oil boom. Announced on July 23rd, the new Roads and…

The bold, the brave, and the beautiful: Women in the Bakken

By Laura Tode Christina Chauvin arrived in Bainville, Mont. on February 15, 2011, just after a snowstorm swept across Montana’s Hi-line. She’d spent her entire life in Louisiana, and although she knew she was being delivered to a cold place, she had no idea what else to expect. Everything was…