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The Wanzek crew camp, located along U.S. Highway 2 near Tioga, N.D., pictured Aug. 6, 2012, was the site of a fatal shooting. FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple

Williams County cracks down on crew camps where homicides occurred


WILLISTON -- Oil field crew camps where two homicides and a stabbing have occurred need to beef up security or be forced to shut down, according to Williams County officials.

The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission is now requiring the Capital Lodge and Wanzek camps, both near Tioga, to provide proof of their security procedures, undergo inspections and re-apply for permits to operate in six months.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.