Strippers earn $2,000 a night in North Dakota oil town

The oil boom in Williston drawing men from Minnesota and elsewhere is also luring exotic dancers from as far as Germany and Hawaii. CNN says they're earning thousands of dollars a day off oil workers with high-paying jobs and no female company.
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North Dakota oil town considers new ban on campers

A new law being discussed would make it illegal to live in an RV within the city of Williston. However, housing is a major issue throughout western North Dakota because of a surge of temporary workers in the oil rich area. The Fargo Forum reports there are up to 400 campers throughout the community that would be in violation of the proposed city ordinance.

Police in oil towns see surge in crime

Police say the oil rush is luring a rough-and-tumble element that sometimes threatens to overcome the law. Some bars in Williston, N.D. are getting rough, and police there are tapping Minnesota academies to find enough officers. And without a place to stay, many of the recruits are sleeping on colleagues' couches.

North Dakota oil patch hoping to attract Minnesota women

Men who work in North Dakota's oil patch are turning to advertising in the Twin Cities in hopes of relieving a shortage of women. A three-day singles dance called "Party in the Patch" is planned for Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are $150 for men, $20 for women.