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Fear grows in N.D. Oil Patch

Published 02/09/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Reporters for western North Dakota newspapers broke a story this week that is yet another indication of the fraying of the social fabric of the west’s farming and ranching communities because of the boom in the Oil Patch. Ashley Martin of The Dickinson Press and Lauren Donovan of the Bismarck Tribune wrote of sharp increases in sales of self-defense weapons, primarily purchased by women.

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