North Dakota’s great oil rush

  • Article by: LARRY OAKES , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 17, 2011 - 11:13 AM

Even as North Dakota revels in its newfound prosperity, some worry the oil boom is too much of a good thing.

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adri0801Oct. 15, 1111:09 PM

Well, too bad there isn't oil in Arden Hills I guess..

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mplsguyOct. 15, 1111:16 PM

Who would of even thought that someone WANTS to move to ND.

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fatlibOct. 15, 1111:17 PM

people are employed by companies who are working to lessen our reliance on foreign oil. Oh the horrors! When will Obama and his followers start to demonize this success?

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bikemilesOct. 15, 1111:42 PM

A great blog on the Bakken Oil Boom "Million Dollar Way" http://milliondollarway.blogspot.com ......... There is also a link in the upper left-hand corner of my http://FourFiftyGas.com if that is easier to remember.

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inrealityOct. 16, 1112:00 AM

Wow, not enough employment is a problem and now too much employment is a problem. Crazy. How about just enjoying the current employment and prosperity and then as times change we adapt and change with them. We could have a booming economy everywhere if we cut government, cut government spending, reduced regulation and allowed Americans to explore for energy, produce energy & products and be free from the oppressive hand of government and radical environmentalists. Time for a influx of freedom and along with it will come prosperity. God Bless America.

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adri0801Oct. 16, 1112:03 AM

Inreality you say it!

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chiefwiggumOct. 16, 1112:07 AM

bikemiles et al: While the oil boom in ND is certainly good for jobs in those local markets, and thus should be encouraged...lets remember that the output from this region is a drop in the bucket. I recommend googling "why the bakken won't save our bacon"

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david999Oct. 16, 1112:21 AM

Here is another great reason to drill for oil and gas. people get paid well!!..... Kenny LeBaron, 24, uprooted his wife and 4-year-old daughter and left Prior Lake in April to more than double his salary driving a semi in the oil patch. He'll make $60,000 to $90,000 annually hauling water -- a byproduct that comes up with the oil -- to sites where it's pumped back into the ground.

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trailbayOct. 16, 1112:32 AM

Spent a week in Williston as a fill in delivery service driver. Can't get permanent drivers because the oil companies pay so much more. Towm is full of new millionaires who leased their land to the oil companies to drill. Too bad that can never happen in Minnesota because, by law, we don't own what is below the ground on our private property.

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knowneck00Oct. 16, 1112:33 AM

Where is all the cheap gas? Everything made from petroleum just keeps going up.

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