Jim Gehrz

Phone: 612-673-4458
Jim Gehrz is a staff photographer for news and features and also produces multimedia for StarTribune.com.

Recent content from Jim Gehrz

Fleeing the Bakken

While many have migrated to the Bakken oil fields in search of fortune and adventure, others have chosen to leave...

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:25 PM

Following a dream as music teacher in N.D.

Nathan Kroshus moved from Minnesota to the Bakken oil region as he follows his passion to be a music teacher.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:20 PM

Split-second decision

Spencer Logan, a fracking site safety lead, recalls a fatal accident on a fracking site.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 08:07 PM

2011: Remember 103 degrees? Sultry summer?

From drinking plenty of fluids while working in the sun to splashing in the lake, Minnesotans found a variety of ways to cope with the heat on a sultry, July afternoon.

Updated: December 31, 2013, - 10:43 AM

Life in North Dakota's oil boom

Dozens of drilling rigs dot the North Dakota landscape in the Williston Basin and the Bakken Oil Formation, and the...

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 12:51 PM

Life in the Boom: Stewards of the Land

While the oil industry has been mostly welcomed in North Dakota during the state’s latest oil boom, a handful of...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:38 PM

N.D. oil boom creates opportunity for big payoff

Andrew Klefstad, 28, is the general manager of an environmental company benefitting from the Bakken, N.D., oil boom. Klefstad returns...

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 03:44 PM

Minnesota witness to JFK tragedy: ‘Dead silence, tears’

“There’s hope, but it’s going to be terrible,” was Jane Freeman’s reaction to JFK’s assassination when she and her husband, Orville, Kennedy’s Secretary of Agriculture, heard the news.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Life in the Boom: From battlefield to oil field

Army buddies Ben Lewis and Jake Edgren served in Afghanistan and now work together in the Bakken oil fields. Both...

Updated: November 10, 2013, - 06:20 AM

Life in the Boom: Big oil transforming small town

Residents of McKenzie County and the tiny town of Keene, N.D., are adapting to the rapid change brought on by...

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 09:35 PM

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