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Endurance runner Caleb Kobilansky (right) confers with his support team Sunday morning in Grand Forks prior to the start of his Bakken Eco Expedition, which consists of a 360-mile run to Williston. Photo by Brandi Jewett/Grand Forks Herald.

Students run to extremes to raise awareness about Oil Patch impact


Every day for the next two weeks, University of North Dakota student Caleb Kobilansky will be running a marathon.

That’s the minimum distance the 21 year old will need to cover each day in order to reach Williston by June 15.

It’s all part of a 360-mile run across North Dakota called the Bakken Eco Expedition. Kobilansky and others seek to raise awareness about the impacts of the oil boom on western North Dakota’s people and environment.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. While attending the University of North Dakota, she worked as a news reporter and editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Dakota Student. She now serves as one of its alumni advisers. A native of Valley City, N.D., 23 years worth of winters hasn't scared her out of the state yet. You can follow Jewett and her reporting projects on her blog
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