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Photographer Renae Mitchell, pictured Friday near Williston, photographed 65 drilling rigs that Nabors Drilling displays at its office.

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WILLISTON -- North Dakota's oil boom is allowing a Fargo woman to make a living doing what she loves.

Renae Mitchell always had a passion for photography and decided to make it her profession in 2010.


Initially, the single mother of two had a tough time making ends meet with a photography business.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.