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Anthony Gonzales gazes out at the Heart River Tuesday from the camp where he and another man have been living underneath a bridge in Dickinson. Gonzales came to North Dakota from California looking for work, but hasn't been able to find steady employment or housing.

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Like many others in recent months, Anthony Gonzales came to western North Dakota looking for work.

With media outlets picking up on North Dakota's Bakken oil play over the course of the past couple of years, the area's national reputation as an employment hotbed has spread like wildfire. With his job prospects going nowhere after he was laid off in Los Angeles, Gonzales, 51, decided to take a chance.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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