To chronicle the unprecedented reach and impact of recent oil development in the Williston Basin, Forum Communications Co. assembled a team of reporters and photographers who spent much of the past two months in the Oil Patch of western North Dakota.
Their â€œRunning with Oil,â€ an eight-day series of special reports on North Dakotaâ€™s booming oil industry, appeared Aug. 15 through Aug. 22 in the North Dakota newspapers of Forum Communications Co.
The project was reported and written by Chuck Haga, Ryan Bakken and Stephen Lee of the Grand Forks Herald, Mila Koumpilova and Patrick Springer of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Teri Finneman of the companyâ€™s Capitol bureau in Bismarck, and Lisa Call of The Dickinson Press.
Photographers participating in the project are David Samson of The Forum, Eric Hylden of the Grand Forks Herald and John Steiner of the Jamestown Sun.
This coverage is online at www.runningwithoil.com
The complete 48 page print collection can be purchased here.