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In North Dakota’s Divide County, Bakken shale oil promised the community prosperity. With fracking firms rushing to start extraction, the local economy boomed. Now, with global oil prices deeply eroded, the bloom is off the rose in Divide County, as planned wells are put on hold, and promised jobs fail to materialize. Reuters covers the developments: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/11/us-northdakota-oil-idUSKBN0KK0IU20150111