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Terri Sorenson and her son, Raef, serve food Monday in Williston to job-seekers who have moved to the area.

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WILLISTON -- The experiences of oil boom workers moving to Williston are familiar to Terri Sorenson.

She lived it in 1980.

Now the longtime Williston resident is trying to make newcomers to town feel welcome by preparing hot meals for them.


"I know what it feels like to be called oil field trash and have people not like you being here," Sorenson 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 or (701) 580-6890.