MTPR Special Report: "Bakken Spinoffs--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Thursdays during "Montana Evening Edition" for the last six weeks, we have brought you a special series of stories on side effects of oil development in Eastern Montana. The Bakken Oil Boom is impacting the region, and the entire state, in ways both positive and negative. You can now hear all of the stories online.
The series examines:
- Strains on the infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities
- Changes at the local newspaper
- Thriving businesses on the sidelines of the oil industry
- A North Dakota cultural program trying to bring more creative writing to the region
- An increase in prostitution and sex-trafficking
- How one company is tackling a tricky environmental problem