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October 4, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Raymond Melendez, a developer and builder from Hughson, Calif., first arrived to western North Dakota in April 2010. He has now moved his family to Williston, where he is developing the Downtown Plaza project.
Developer brings new vision for Downtown Plaza: Melendez hopes to serve immediate needs, find long-term solutions
October 4, 2014 - 11:25pm
September 27, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Joey and Louise Skaare stand in a soybean field on Sept. 20 at the family’s nearly century-old farm in Alamo.
Bakken love: Couple’s romance, farm booming in the Oil Patch
September 27, 2014 - 9:51pm
September 20, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Carmel Schwab, Centennial Homes assistant sales manager, poses Friday at the company’s location in Williston.
Home-seller likes ‘crazy busy’ of Williston market: Schwab continues work with Centennial Homes in the Bakken
September 20, 2014 - 11:36pm
September 13, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Truck driver Darrel Harris of Milton-Freewater, Ore., came to the Bakken in 2012 to work for his nephew's trucking company in Williston.
Found something new to do in ND: Veteran trucker sees challenges of Oil Patch driving
September 13, 2014 - 3:48pm
August 30, 2014
 FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than eight years, Emily Gathje now works as an airport operations manager at Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston.
FOTB: Flying for her dreams: Female ex-Marine feels right at home in male-dominated field
August 30, 2014 - 6:12pm
August 23, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Richard Cloy, district manager for MMR Constructors Inc., stands in front of the company’s new Williston facility on Aug. 14.
Oil services manager values North Dakota’s can-do attitude
August 23, 2014 - 10:20pm
August 16, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Operating room manager Sue Erling, shown in this Aug. 6 photo, supervises a team of nearly a dozen staff at busy Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
FOTB: No small operation: Boom keeps operating room’s chief nurse hopping
August 16, 2014 - 11:44pm
August 11, 2014
Press Photo by Katherine Lymn
Tasha Tarrell won’t back down from a challenge. The Nuverra Environmental Solutions trucker is on of six female semi drivers for the company, and she says that any woman can do it to if they want.
FOTB: ‘You can do it, too:’ Female trucker proves herself as a driver in the Bakken
August 11, 2014 - 11:44am
August 2, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Dr. Frederick Gross and wife Joyce pose Friday outside the Trenton Community Clinic. The couple  have been staying in the city, which is about 15 miles northwest of Williston, so that Frederick Gross can work in a six-month position. The couple was stationed in New Mexico before coming to the Oil Patch.
FOTB: Visiting doctor still makes house calls
August 2, 2014 - 7:36pm
July 26, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Day hand, cowboy poet and songwriter DW Groethe takes a break from fencing  Wednesday north of Bainville, Mont.
Ranch hand and poet has seen oil booms come and go
July 26, 2014 - 9:33pm
July 19, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Anneli Anderson, a 24-year-old line locator for B&G Oilfield Services poses near a ONEOK natural gas pipeline block valve Tuesday outside Williston.
FOTB: The ‘wanderer:' Adventure, solitude rewarding for Anderson
July 19, 2014 - 11:48pm
July 13, 2014
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan
Matt Liebel, owner of Liebel’s Guide Service, poses Wednesday onboard his Lund 2010 Predator on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.
FOTB: The school of fish: Teacher and fishing guide gives lessons on Lake Sakakawea
July 13, 2014 - 12:22am
July 5, 2014
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple
Tobacco Depot owner Phil Hamda helps a customer on Thursday at his shop in Alexander.
FOTB: Smoke shop angles for return customers
July 5, 2014 - 11:43pm
June 28, 2014
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple
Dan Golebiewski works on a tattoo Thursday from his mobile tattoo shop near Williston.
FOTB: The life of Tattoo Dan: Ink artist roams oilfields
June 28, 2014 - 11:03pm
June 21, 2014
FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple
Raymond “Maggie” Magnuson, who worked on North Dakota’s first producing oil well, the Clarence Iverson No. 1, looks at historic photos on Wednesday in Tioga.
FOTB: Working on North Dakota’s first oil well: Tioga man recalls novelty, dangers of industry
June 21, 2014 - 11:49pm