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How This Montana Judge Cracks Down on Crime

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The Bakken oil boom has attracted droves of people from across the country looking for work. But with such tremendous population growth comes more crime. Here's how Judge Greg Mohr of Sidney, MT, deals with it.


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Meet some of the men and women from across America who have left their old lives behind for new opportunities in the oil-rich Bakken. The transition hasn't been easy. Follow trucker Ben Moorhead, whose 14-hour day begins at 2AM, and Pastor Sean Banks, who works in the oilfields to make ends meet. Life in this boomtown is no easier for longtime residents, as Judge Greg Mohr deals with a surging crime rate, and gun-toting Sandi Beagle Angel tries to preserve the land she loves.

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