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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Karen and Raymond Allen, pictured Thursday, in Williston, are packing up and moving away from the community because they say the oil boom has made life too hectic.

Hectic life in boomtown has couple heading South

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WILLISTON — Raymond Allen began writing letters to the editor years ago when he saw something he didn’t like.

Those letters in the Williston Herald became a lot more frequent after the oil boom, which Allen said has brought more traffic, crowds, crime and dust to his hometown.

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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.