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Press Photo by Virginia Grantier c 26, of Dickinson, a former engineering student at North Dakota State University, decided a couple years ago to leave college and instead build his own company, Red Top Recovery, a 24-hour tow and service company. He’s standing next to the pride of his fleet, shown here and on the cover.

Towing in business: Red Top Recovery growing thanks to western ND’s boom

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It was Jan. 28, and on the ice of Lake Sakakawea more than a half-mile from shore, when it seemed to be about as cold as North Dakota can get.


That’s where Alex Pool, 26, was — for hours, with a chainsaw and other equipment, trying to recover a customer’s pickup.

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