WILLISTON, N.D. — It was in her senior year of college that Blaire Briody fell in love.
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.
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.
CROSBY, N.D. -- Robert Stoddard says the problems are interconnected.
DOUGLAS — One of the best measures of the oil boomlet here is the number of RVs parked at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds campground.
WILLISTON, N.D. — When Trevis Alton met the 21-year-old woman, he saw someone who was motivated and wanted to learn.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A documentary portraying the gritty side of the North Dakota oil boom is coming to Williston.
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.
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.
GILLETTE, Wyo. — Dan Coolidge has been on this ride before.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted the state's median household income to record levels.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston public schools hired 37 new teachers over the summer to help deal with increased enrollment tied to the oil boom in western North Dakota.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The budget for the oil boomtown of Williston has increased nearly fivefold in just three years.
EPPING, N.D. — The drive to the town of Epping, past the bobbing oil wells and towering drilling rigs that dot the prairie, is one of the few journeys in western North Dakota's oil patch today where travelers, at times, can have the road to themselves.
WASHINGTON — Consumer spending has soared since the Great Recession ended five years ago in U.S. states with oil and gas drilling booms and has lagged in states hit especially hard by the housing bust.
Montana’s growing economy is slowing this year, largely because of federal cutbacks, softening commodity prices and low wages, a University of Montana economist said Tuesday in Billings.
GRENORA, N.D. — On the northwest edge of the county, recently elected Grenora Mayor Brett Wilkins plans to host the Raise the Roof fundraiser to help build a new town square.
President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil demands mo…
WILLISTON, N.D. — Williston Public School District No. 1 is looking to fill 18 open teacher spots just weeks before the start of the school year.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williston City Commission has rejected a plan to develop 73 townhouses in the oil boom town.