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Oil Patch problem: Prostitution; From Williston to Dickinson, authorities see increase in criminal act

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As more single and detached men come to western North Dakota for work, officials are on the lookout for the ladies who might help relieve them of their money.

Prostitution is a growing concern in the Oil Patch, Dickinson Police Department Capt. Dave Wilkie said Thursday, because "we've got a lot of men coming to this area that aren't bringing their families, or their families are behind or they don't have families."

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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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