Lives in the North Dakota oil boom

  • Updated: October 25, 2013 - 6:20 PM

Andrew Klefstad, 28, is the general manager of an environmental company that cleans up frac gel-spills and scrubs sludge off trucks that serve the needs of the oil boom in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. Klefstad, works in the oil fields for three weeks, and then boards the Amtrak for the 12-hour ride home, where he re-joins his family for a week in Ridgeland, WI. Klefstad and his wife, Tiffany, are restoring a century-old farm house, which is located just a few miles from the family farm where Andrew grew up. Andrew still helps with milking cows and other chores on the farm during his return trips and hopes be debt free by age 40.

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