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Sidney's main street

Sidney's main street

Sidney's main street.

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N.D. seeks to decriminalize prostitution for minors

N.D. seeks to decriminalize prostitution for minors

Juveniles who engage in commercial sex in North Dakota would be considered victims and not face punishment under a new bill drafted for introduction at the 2015 state Legislature.

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Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin to which she’s addicted.

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Oil boom attracts reality show to Williston

Oil boom attracts reality show to Williston

BISMARCK, N.D. — Filling rooms hasn’t been hard for the Missouri Flats Inn in Williston since oil production started booming in the western part of the state.

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Human trafficking cases

Human trafficking cases

January 04, 2015 2:20 pm Photos

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Western N.D. oil boom transforms towns, brings trafficking to the forefront

Western N.D. oil boom transforms towns, brings trafficking to the forefront

North Dakota’s oil boom has transformed small, relatively quiet towns into some of the fastest-growing communities in the nation.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s back strong community agenda for 2015

Gazette opinion: Let’s back strong community agenda for 2015

On the first day of 2015, The Billings Gazette looks ahead with ideas for building our communities and our state. Continuing a practice started several years ago, the editorial board presents a list of five areas in which positive change is needed and achievable in 2015. The agenda items are…

January 01, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Authors paint a picture of a previous boom

Authors paint a picture of a previous boom

WASHINGTON — It was late summer in 1979 when Zachary Harper drove into Watford City in a dirt-covered Jeep, looking for work on an oil drilling crew.

December 28, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Trio documenting Bakken boom through blog, book, documentary

Trio documenting Bakken boom through blog, book, documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.

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'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

'All factors point to very positive' for Billings, Eastern Montana

With low unemployment, falling fuel prices, and growing consumer demand, the greater Billings area and most of Eastern Montana have been enjoying a good run, experts say.

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Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

Billings Chamber renewing push for local option sales tax

At Trailhead Spirits in downtown Billings, owner Casey McGowan is selling the Montana brand as much as his own products. So it’s worth jacking up his prices if the money comes back to his community.

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A tale of two booms: Bakken, Texas oil booms eerily similar

A tale of two booms: Bakken, Texas oil booms eerily similar

CROSBY, N.D. -- Robert Stoddard says the problems are interconnected.

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Wyoming town navigates an oil boom

Wyoming town navigates an oil boom

DOUGLAS — One of the best measures of the oil boomlet here is the number of RVs parked at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds campground.

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From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

From dropout to hotshot: Woman turns life around in the Bakken

WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.

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Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

Williston to screen N.D. oil boom documentary

WILLISTON, N.D. — A documentary portraying the gritty side of the North Dakota oil boom is coming to Williston.

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Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

Housing secretary visits North Dakota oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and western North Dakota officials asked the head of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday for help as the state copes with a lack of affordable housing brought on by the oil boom.

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North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

North Dakota's oil boom sparks new industry

BISMARCK, N.D. — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.

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Industry talking another oil boom in Wyoming

Industry talking another oil boom in Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dan Coolidge has been on this ride before.

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