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Alexander school bus driver Tana Turcotte, pictured Friday in Williston, works as a bus driver so she knows her three kids will get to school safely. FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple

Faces of the Boom: Safely to school we go


WILLISTON -- Tana Turcotte has figured out a way she can make sure her kids get safely to school in the Oil Patch.

She volunteered to drive the school bus.

The Alexander woman said intense oilfield traffic in the once-quiet town means her job as a school bus driver is not particularly fun. Turcotte has to cross U.S. Highway 85 in Alexander 10 times during her route, a drive she doesn't take lightly.

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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.