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Strip clubs are the real victims of the Bakken bust

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JohnHammond, May 18, 2016.

  1. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Oil glut has led to thousands losing their jobs and many leaving western North Dakota. The real victim is Heartbreakers.

    In North Dakota's oil patch, a humbling comedown

  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    When read the headline I thought ex-Cardinals kicker Jim Bakken had been arrested.

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  3. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Ok I feel obliged to say it: That was a Heartbreaking story ...
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    My 8th-grade typing teacher was Terry Dale Bakken. Great guy straight out of 1958.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I've never been inside Heartbreakers. But I did drive by there a few times. I can only assume that whatever was inside, I would.
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  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    But probably soon wouldn't?
  7. Earthman

    Earthman Well-Known Member

    I thought the same and he never struck me as the strip club type. Seemed straight laced.
    Figured Conrad Dobler was a bad influence on him.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Do they play Dionne Warwick songs in the club?
  9. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    In the Bakken? It's gotta be Dokken.
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  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Gets a lot colder than zero degrees in Williston.

    There are lots of old-time NoDaks who aren't too upset the boom is crashing. A lot of them got rich if they owned the mineral rights, but it brought in a lot of crime and traffic and has turned a once-pristine region adjacent to the Badlands into a future superfund site.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    But, on the other hand:

  12. JohnHammond

    JohnHammond Well-Known Member

    Rent is close to being affordable. If only crude oil prices can stay around $45-50/barrel instead of $30/barrel.

    Besides the future Superfund sites, wasting natural gas through flaring was a shame.
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