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Problems Surrounding the Oil-Boom in Northwestern North Dakota

By Martin W. Lewis | May 1, 2012 |

North Dakota is a sparsely settled state that has seen its population languish for decades. Home to 680,845 people in 1930, North Dakota held only 672,591in 2010. Currently, however, the state is experiencing a rebound, most notably in its oil-rich northwestern corner. Workers are flowing into Williston (population 14,716 in 2010), the main town in Bakken Formation region, which has oil reserves estimated at some 18 to 24 billion barrels.

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