It’s home to little rural towns that are experiencing significant and quick growth from the energy boom.
It’s home to new traffic. Now if you are used to driving on I-5 in California this seems like nothing. But if you are used to rural roads with no cars, this is difficult. Solutions are needed. Truck by-passes in towns, passing lanes, four lane roads and more.
The North Dakota oil patch is home to housing shortages, man camps, sky rocketing cost of living, homeless and more. Solutions are needed.
|Hunter throwing the discus in Bismarck, ND. Photo by Kirsti Craig.
I am leaving the oil patch now to get plenty of hugs from our girls and attend Hunter’s piano recital this afternoon. But the oil patch has moved me. I will not live away from it without working to help create change and solutions. It’s a piece of my home state I cannot ignore.