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The North Dakota Oil Boom - Part 1

The Bakken oil fields have changed life across North Dakota, and beyond. The state is enjoying an economic surge, with both people and businesses flocking to the region. But rapid growth can be a bumpy ride.

Adam Ladwig takes a deeper look at the oil boom, the good and the bad. We begin the first part of our series The North Dakota Oil Boom.

Adam Ladwig

Adam Ladwig joined WDAZ as the Devils Lake bureau reporter in January, 2012. Prior to that he reported for KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Adam has won multiple awards during his time at WDAZ, including an Eric Sevareid award and a Regional Emmy Award as part of team coverage during the search for Anthony Kuznia.  A Colorado native, Adam graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Journalism. He misses the Rocky Mountains, but the kind people of North Dakota more than make up for that. He is thrilled to be in the Lake Region, telling stories that matter. In his spare time, Adam is usually futilely attempting to get in shape, or cheering for his beloved Denver Broncos.