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WILLISTON — “Crank it up for another 90 seconds with A Preacher in the Patch …. Oil Patch, that is.”

That catchphrase is well-known to radio listeners in western North Dakota, where lifelong Williston man Ron Evitt began a radio ministry in 1997 incorporating his oilfield background.

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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.