Report by Allyssa Dickert at KFYRtv.com
We haven’t heard much about boom towns in North Dakota since oil prices fell and several thousand workers lost their jobs.
But an Emmons County town of about 1,100 people has quickly taken in more than 500 workers to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Michels Corporation has set up shop one mile south of town. Pipeliners are flowing into the area to work on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The workers have almost double the population and local businesses are working hard to keep up with all their new customers.
“It’s really wonderful, there just really nice to get to know and just really warm and welcoming people,” says Tiffany Heer, Bayside Resort.