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Erin Wanner, a land professional for Whiting Oil and Gas in Dickinson, is pictured Tuesday at the company's office near New Town.

Faces of the Boom: Dickinson native proud of oil field business


NEW TOWN -- Erin Wanner grew up in a family that owned an oil service company, but she never thought about the industry as a career option for herself.

That all changed after the Dickinson native earned a master's degree in business and the best job she could find was managing a Walgreens.

"That was the only choice I had. There were not jobs," said Wanner, who was working in Dallas at the time. "And I had a master's degree and it was really disappointing."

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Amy Dalrymple

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