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Women in the Bakken: Dancing to a different drum

Robin Arias and her husband moved to a small town near Williston, North Dakota, last August.

By Melanie Franner The Bakken oilfields offer the allure of steady, good-paying jobs. And this in itself is enough to attract a fair number of working men. It also appeals to husbands and wives and/or families, many of whom who view it as a way to start over. And, as with life in any…

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

Housing can make up for the difference between AG pay and oilfield pay, comments rancher Jim Steinbeisser.

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…