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Boom! Behind The Bakken

First Aired Thursday, May 17, 2012

Because of advanced new technology, a second oil boom has hit Eastern Montana.

MontanaPBS Presents

Boom! Behind the Bakken

Rating: NR

An introspective look at how the Bakken oil boom is affecting the towns surrounding it.

In eastern Montana and western North Dakota, drivers tack minutes onto their commute. RV’s and man camps dot the sides of the roads that connect one town to another. New residents of these once small-towns battle for a place to call home. Some locals are able to capitalize off the one thing that brings all these different people together. Oil. Businesses are hiring and towns are bursting at the seams. This is the Boom, Behind the Bakken.
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