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June 14, 2015
Lonnie Iverson, pictured Tuesday at her business, Lonnie’s Roadhouse in Williston, says her recently expanded cafe is still busy despite a decline in oil activity. (FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple)
Williston café no longer nervous about slowdown
June 14, 2015 - 12:00am
May 10, 2015
Daisy and Erik Delaney, pictured Friday in Crosby, moved from Texas to work in North Dakota’s oilfields, but the oil slowdown prompted them to take jobs as a truck driver and mechanic for Divide County. (Amy Dalrymple  / Forum News Service)
Couple finds new opportunities in Oil Patch after slowdown
May 10, 2015 - 12:00am
April 6, 2015
Jeff LeDosquet, pictured Thursday in Williston, is searching for a new job after low oil prices led to his layoff from Halliburton. (Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service)
What next? Williston man laid off after nearly 25 years into oil career
April 6, 2015 - 5:19pm
February 28, 2015
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple 
Elizabeth and Adam Powell, pictured Thursday in downtown Watford City, are newlyweds who recently served in the U.S. Navy before moving to North Dakota to work for Citadel Energy.
Naval experience helps couple get start in Bakken
February 28, 2015 - 10:34pm
January 31, 2015
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan 
Rev. Biju Antony, shown at his parish on Dec. 31, serves as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Williston.
Preacher in the Patch: Priest helps fulfill spiritual needs of a growing community
January 31, 2015 - 10:58pm
December 27, 2014
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Authors Quinn O’Connell Jr., left, and James J. Patterson hold a copy of “Roughnecks” on Monday in Washington. The book chronicles O’Connell’s year working on oil rigs in the Williston Basin.
Bakken ‘Roughnecks:’ Authors paint a picture of North Dakota’s previous boom
December 27, 2014 - 5:36pm
December 20, 2014
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From left, photojournalist Brad DeCecco, journalist Blaire Briody and documentary filmmaker Ashley Panzera pose Aug. 25, 2013, in front of the trailer they pulled from California to Williston.
Falling in love with the pen: California journalist sets out to document life in the Bakken
December 20, 2014 - 6:06pm
December 13, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan 
Nick Vaughn, 34, of Gallatin, Tenn., moved to North Dakota in September and now tends bar at the Blind Duck Lounge and Casino in Minot.
Looking for ‘a better life:’ Tennessee family enjoying new life in western ND
December 13, 2014 - 3:54pm
December 6, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Rebecca Lloyd of Marquette, Mich., shown at her office on Tuesday, opened her acupuncture practice in downtown Williston in September.
Bringing relief to the Bakken: Michigan woman’s acupuncture practice offers new type of help
December 6, 2014 - 6:08pm
November 29, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan 
Former dairy farmer Clint Perry, 72, of Nampa, Idaho, poses Nov. 24 at the senior community where he lives in Williston.
Senior finds hope in Williston: At 72, Perry having fun working in Oil Patch
November 29, 2014 - 10:01pm
November 8, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Hanna Olson, 22, of Enumclaw, Wash., shown here next to a pickup on Sunday, works as a hotshot driver in Williston delivering tools and equipment in the Oil Patch.
From dropout to hotshot: Washington woman turns life around in North Dakota Oil Patch
November 8, 2014 - 6:03pm
November 1, 2014
 FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Constance Colburn, dressed as a spider witch for Halloween, shows off some of her signature donuts Friday during Halloween at Go Go Cafe and Donuts in downtown Williston.
Sweeter side of Williston: California couple has doughnut shop back in business
November 1, 2014 - 5:08pm
October 25, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Keesha Renna of Boise, Idaho, shown here Thursday at an oil well site east of Williston, was drawn to North Dakota by stories of the oil boom.
Song of the Patch: After reading stories of North Dakota’s boom, composer moves to Williston
October 25, 2014 - 9:58pm
October 19, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Tim Oldham of Mulberry, Ark., owns and operates T-N-T BBQ from a school bus outfitted with a kitchen and custom-built smoker in Ray.
Bringing the South to Ray: Arkansas man opens ‘BBQ bus’ in small ND town
October 19, 2014 - 2:29pm
October 11, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Continental Resources Northern drilling superintendent Kevin Mischke, left, talks with Raymond Landry, owner of Louisiana-based Extreme Hardbanding, at Continental's pipeyard Thursday in Williston.
Williston native goes from square bales to drill bits: Mischke works his way to the top
October 11, 2014 - 6:22pm