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The oil boom in the Bakken region of western North Dakota seemed like the closest thing to a gold rush the nation had experienced in more than a century. The boom garnered nation-wide media attention detailing the growing pains; truck traffic, man camps, and skyrocketing rents, along with the prosperity, thousands of jobs being created and starting wages at Walmart of more than $17/hour. Now that oil prices have fallen from more than $100 per barrel to just around $50, people are wondering what has become of the Booming Bakken?
In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Rob Lindberg of the group Bakken Backers tells stories about his experience in the oil-producing regions of North Dakota and the opportunities and challenges it has presented to these communities and gives the listeners a glimpse of what this part of North Dakota looks like now that the go-go days of the boom are over.