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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand Barbara Caperton of Fryburg restocks coffee cups at the Villard Cenex C-Store in Dickinson on Tuesday. Area businesses have had a hard time keeping employees as higher-wage jobs in and out of the oil field lure them away.

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The lure of the oil field and higher wages combined with a general lack of work ethic have caused staffing issues for several area businesses.


Sanford's Grub & Pub in Dickinson was so short staffed it needed to close its doors for a day on a recent Sunday, Manager Andres Gonzales said.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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