How Falling Oil Prices Are Affecting One North Dakota City

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Williston, N.D. Mayor Howard Klug responds to a question a day after winning the mayoral race against newcomer entrepreneur Marcus Jundt, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Williston, N.D. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

A few years ago Williston, North Dakota, was booming thanks to oil production. In 2012, Business Insider called Williston “home to America’s biggest oil boom.” But in 2015, the price of oil began to fall and the demand began to slow.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks with Howard Klug, mayor of Williston, North Dakota, about how the drop in oil prices is affecting his town.

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