North Dakota

Boom or Bust

When boom-timers and oil riches came to Western North Dakota, there just wasn’t enough housing; even fixer-uppers commanded big money. With the declining oil prices, that demand seems to have waned just a bit . . .

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A Little Green

When the head tool pusher on the oil rig in North Dakota’s Bakken oil field asked the boss why he hired the young Lemon brothers, he was told, “They may be a little green, but they know how to hold on when things get tough . . .”

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Bruce had just appeared one day and taken up duties as resident alligator.  For months he could be seen, and if not in sight, a stone chunked into the pond alerted him that someone was looking for him.  Then, overnight, he was gone.  The sheriff had them file a missing gator report, an Amber alert was posted, he even got his picture on milk cartons, but he was gone.  Some speculated that the lure of big money in the West Texas Oilfields or maybe the North Dakota oil jobs had been too much to resist. . . . .  David, Sf.G.

By |September 22nd, 2013|Categories: Reptiles & Amphibians, Texas|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lost


Ragnar had pretty well decided that next year he was going to take his winter vacation someplace warm like  Montana or Minnesota, or maybe North Dakota . . . .  David, Sf.G.

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