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On The Plains, The Rush For Oil Has Changed Everything

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Taking Stock Of The Northern Plains Oil Boom

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Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

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Following Oil Boom In N. Dakota: A Cultural Blooming?

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Oil Train Derailments Spur Calls For Safety Measures

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How The U.S. Oil Boom Is Changing The Industry's Landscape

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A cold night in the city center of Williston, N.D. Law enforcement agencies are concerned that rapid changes in the region have created conditions conducive to organized crimes like sex trafficking. Annie Flanagan/for NPR hide caption

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Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

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Homeless In Fargo At The Heart Of An Oil Boom

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The small streets of Williston, N.D., are bustling with trucks early in the morning. Annie Flanagan for NPR hide caption

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Commuting To Distant Oil Fields: Good Money, At A Price

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One Montana Town Finds Itself Buckling Beneath The Oil Boom

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Gas flaring near Highway 85 southwest of Williston. Analysts estimate that almost 30 percent of the gas being produced in the state is burned off. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames

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A drilling site rises from the middle of farmland near Fairfield, N.D. Many farmers and ranchers are profiting from the state's oil boom, but others complain that drillers are interfering with their business. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Oil Rush A Cash Cow For Some Farmers, But Tensions Crop Up

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