The 'Bakken bump': The good, the bad _ and the unknown _ as oil boom transforms tiny town

  • by: SHARON COHEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 29, 2014 - 11:47 AM

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — When Brent Sanford graduated high school nearly 25 years ago, his tiny prairie town seemed to be withering away. Storefronts were shuttered, senior classes shrinking, families packing up and moving out. He joined the exodus.

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