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


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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