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Kevin Taylor of Redding, Calif., talks to his daughter and new granddaughter Wednesday at the library in Watford City.

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WATFORD CITY -- Kevin Taylor has a new purpose for the extra money he's earning in North Dakota: spoiling his first granddaughter.

The Redding, Calif., man who is working for the oil industry in Watford City met his granddaughter for the first time Wednesday while video chatting with his daughter from the public library.

"I'm overwhelmed," said Taylor, who was trying to fight back tears of joy. "It's just the most wonderful thing. I can't wait to hold her."

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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.