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Coffee shop manager came to Williston, North Dakota for love, not oil

February 22, 2015View for printing

She didn't come here for the oil boom, but she wasn't supposed to be a coffee shop manager, either.

Love brought Louise Skaare to the Bakken, and it has set her on an entirely unexpected, but excellent, adventure.

Skaare met her husband, Joey, as a freshman at Temple University through a mutual friend. She was 19 and still living in Pennsylvania, which was the only home she'd ever known, or thought she'd ever know.

Coming out here was a big move. She decided she'd likely be able to find a job as a history teacher, but there weren't any positions available.

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