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Areavoices | Sensationalistic stories about Oil Patch give distorted view: Blogger sees community that cares

Published 05/11/2012, INFORUM

Story after story about the oil patch in ND seems to focus on the buzz. On the frantic activity in this end of the state. The money. The greed. The trash. The rough and tumble setting filled with bars, strip clubs,fights, and crime. Those stories, while containing an element of truth, are sensationalism and opportunistic journalism at it’s worst. They paint only a partial and certainly a distorted view of this community.

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