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Staci Ekblad of Williston helps Vernon Copenhaver with his shoes at Ekblad Development Center. She said her child care is full, and she does her best to refer parents to other resources. "We do feel bad for them obviously, but our guidelines are set in stone with the state," she said.

Oil Patch day care in short supply

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Editor's note: This is the first story in a two-part series looking at the child care shortage in northwestern North Dakota.

WILLISTON -- Judy Vinger gets 10 calls every day from desperate parents asking her to take their children.

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She tries to give them hope and encourages them to keep trying, but there's nothing else she can do.

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