Weather Forecast


Update: Ember from burnt garbage started fire west of Dickinson

Terry Tinnes of Ray first worked in North Dakota oilfields in 1979. "I'm what they call an old school roughneck," said Tinnes, 51.

FOTB: Boom means money, stress for rig leader

Email News Alerts

WILLISTON -- North Dakota's oil boom has Terry Tinnes torn.

On one hand, Tinnes makes more money than he knows what to do with while working as a "company man," a position that oversees a drilling rig.


But he also has seen so much growth in traffic, noise and crime in his once quiet hometown of Ray that he's leaving the house he grew up in and moving to Minnesota.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Call (701) 225-8111 and we can help you.

Amy Dalrymple

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