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Homicides highlight challenges for policing the Oil Patch

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By Amy Dalrymple - Forum Communications - WILLISTON, N.D. – One man was shot in the face outside a strip club. Another was stabbed after drinking with his crew camp roommate.

The two Williams County homicides in one weekend highlight the continued stress facing Oil Patch law enforcement agencies as the population swells.

Williston Detective Cory Collings said he believes the influx of oil boom workers contributes to an increase in bar fights.

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