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  • Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom

    Roses and Money: Beneficiaries of the Boom

    March 28, 2013   |   By Terry Evans & Elizabeth Farnsworth

    August 2012 It’s dawn, and I’m walking north on a dirt driveway toward the nearest road where I might find cell phone reception. Terry and I are in the Little Knife River Valley, about 30 minutes south of Stanley. Pheasants – flashes of brown and red – dart through grass wet with dew. Mist shimmers... View Post

  • Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Fractured Prairie

    March 21, 2013   |   By Terry Evans & Elizabeth Farnsworth

    Here is the confluence of the Missouri River and the Yellowstone River looking as if Lewis and Clark might suddenly appear, as they did on April 25, 1805, on their voyage of discovery. Lewis wrote: “I ascended the hills from whence I had a most pleasing view of the country, perticularly of the wide and... View Post

  • Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom

    The Cowboy Who Used Lamaze

    March 12, 2013   |   By Terry Evans & Elizabeth Farnsworth

    August 2012 Terry and I leave our Williston hotel early one morning and drive east on Highway 1804 to visit an acquaintance who’s supervising a drilling rig not far from New Town. The trip should take about an hour, but we leave double that amount of time. Installing a rig, drilling, and fracking require more... View Post


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