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To: ken5050; MuttTheHoople; Smokin' Joe

Fifteen below in the red hot center of the Bakken this morning.

Mutt you will find work up here either ‘cause you’re a worker or because of your apt educational background—it’s a good combination.

As is being said the difficult part is finding a place to live, though that too is possible.

Part of the problem is that any job listing I gave to you or any apartment or man-camp vacancy is going to be different by tomorrow anyway.

As the man above said Marathon is hiring. Whiting has a terrific rep up here as does EOG (Enron Oil Group). Get online, find some job listings, make some calls.

If you get somebody wanting to hire you, ask them about housing. If you come up without a lead be prepared to wing it, which could mean sleeping in your car at below zero temps which is not fun or safe.

Though it’s supposed to warm up considerably in a few days.

I pinged freeper Smokin’ Joe ‘cause he’s on the ground out there and knows lots more than I...though I don’t mean to obligate him as a job service or rental agent either...thank you Joe.

27 posted on 01/30/2013 3:49:33 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey; MuttTheHoople

Housing is loosening up a little bit in Williston, construction is catching up with demand, but places still are not cheap. While this winter has given a few a taste of what it can be, it is still fairly mild compared to most I have been through here. Sleeping in your vehicle could kill you. Some jobs come with housing, so check on that—any prospective employer might help with that if they are really interested in you.

If you are still looking, check out Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Watford City, Stanley and Tioga, just to name some of the larger towns.

The Shopper in Williston is a good place to start. Beware buying any place which has been listed for very long, many are either overpriced or have problems although there may be some diamonds in the rough out there. caveat emptor.

Good luck, and let me know if I can provide more info.

43 posted on 01/30/2013 5:51:47 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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