Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

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Alice Lozeau and Jason Straight, both originally from Montana, watch... News PhotoBusiness,Competition,Finance,Fuel and Power Generation,Horizontal,Human Interest,Montana,North Dakota,People,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWILLISTON, ND - JULY 27: Alice Lozeau and Jason Straight, both originally from Montana, watch an arm wrestling tournament at the North Dakota state fair on July 27, 2013 in Williston, North Dakota. Straight came to North Dakota four years ago to drive tractor trailers in the oil industry. The western region of North Dakota has seen a rise in crime, automobile accidents and drug usage recently, due in part to the oil boom which has brought tens of thousands of jobs to the region, lowering state unemployment and bringing a surplus to the state budget. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)