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FOTB: The land of opportunity; Oil boom generates national, international interest in moving to ND

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WILLISTON -- Moving to North Dakota was the best thing that ever happened to Robert Peeler.

After losing his job and facing hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt, the Red Bluff, Calif., man hoped North Dakota was the route to turning his life around.

He found a good-paying job his first day in Williston and is now on a path to do just that.

"This is the only place where there's really this much opportunity," Peeler said.

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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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