February 19, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 8

Bullock Wants FBI To Stay

Oil Boom Brings Increased Crime To Eastern Montana

Eastern Montana has seen an increase in crimes and drug activity closer to the areas that have exploded in population and jobs near the oil fields. The Federal Bureau of Investigations currently has an office located in Sidney, and there have been comments about relocating the office to western North Dakota.

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While no decisions or statements have been released by the FBI on relocation, Gov. Steve Bullock has sent a letter to the Director of the FBI James Comey urging him to keep the location in Sidney. Bullock stated in the letter that Richland County was the only jurisdiction to offer offi...

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