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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Kevin Black, pictured Thursday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, is a recent North Dakota State University engineering graduate who works for Baker Hughes in Minot.

FOTB: Black and oil: Young engineer expects long career in crude business

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BISMARCK — When North Dakota State University graduate Kevin Black was looking to start his career in 2011, he feared he’d have to leave his home state.

“I really had every intention of going to Minneapolis because up until that point, if you were an engineering grad, the odds were you were going to have to go to Minneapolis or someplace out of state if you wanted a job in the engineering field,” said Black, who grew up in Grand Forks.

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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.

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