Bakken Spinoffs
6:14 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

How the Bakken is changing reporting at the Sidney Herald

Sidney Herald Editor Bill Vanderwheele has been at the paper for almost 30 years.
Sidney Herald Editor Bill Vanderwheele has been at the paper for almost 30 years.
Credit Dan Boyce

(Note: This is the second of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")

Covering news in the Eastern Montana town of Sidney has been a changing business over the last five years.

Front pages depicting the life and times of a sleepy farm town now include headlines about a booming population, a booming economy, and crime.

This month, we’re bringing you a series of stories on the side effects of the Bakken Oil Boom, positive and negative.

Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce has the story.