Tait Salzer works on drilling rigs in North Dakota. Before joining the oil boom a little more than a year ago, the 21-year-old Salzer (at right in photo) labored on a South Dakota cattle ranch. An audio portrait by Todd Melby. Photo by Ben Garvin.
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