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  • ND oil boom city reaping prosperity, problems

    May 23, 2012 6:23 AM

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Oil has brought enormous economic prosperity to the busiest city in North Dakota's booming oil patch but also has exacerbated problems in housing, infrastructure and traffic, even pushing some "stressed out" older residents to move away, Williston Mayor Ward Koeser told industry and government officials Tuesday.... more »
  • Crowley Company Makes Booms for Oil Spill

    May 7, 2010 1:57 PM

    With a shortage of booms to use for the oil spill, one local company decided to step up to help save their coast. The Crowley-based packaging company, JohnPac, mostly makes sandbags and rice bags. They are confident, however, that they can make booms. They say they have the manpower... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 2

    November 13, 2009 9:35 AM

    We go back to Lafayette during the 70s and the greatest drilling boom its ever seen. What began as a trickle in the 60's was a gusher in the 70's... Lafayette was all about black gold. With oil prices hovering near $30 a barrel unemployment hung around a low four... more »

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