This week on Americas Now: The North Dakota oil boom

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This week on Americas Now: The North Dakota oil boom

This week on Americas Now. It’s an oil boom in the United States reminiscent of a gold rush.

“For what you hear about the old gold rush towns, that pretty much applies here,” Dale Ridenour said.

Thousands across the country are re-locating to this bitterly cold locale in North Dakota to find good-paying jobs.

“Triple pay compared to what I’d be making down south. Everybody’s coming here because there’s money to be made. And it’s so easy to actually get a job,“ motel clerk Crystal Thomas said.

Correspondent Mike Kirsch visits the once quiet town of Williston, where the population has tripled due to the North Dakota oil boom. This week on Americas Now, 6pm EST Sunday. Watch on air or at www.cctvamericalive.com