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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“It’s like a creature that’s let loose and they are trying to get control of it.”
“I wanted a fresh start so I came to North Dakota.”
“The beers were on the verge of becoming whiskeys.”
Everywhere she went, men hit on her. So Nathina St. Pierre took action.
What’s it like to work on a drilling rig? Tait knows.