Kenneth Winter
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North Dakota oil boomtown: 'I lived in my car in winter'

The oil boom has been a blessing and a curse to the North Dakota city of Williston - crime is surging, women are afraid to walk the streets alone and homeless jobseekers sleep rough in sub-zero temperatures.

Kenneth Winter, 43, left the California sunshine for Williston two years ago, only to find himself unemployed and living in his car.

He talked to the BBC about how at his lowest point he "had thoughts of wanting to just end my life".

Produced by the BBC's Anna Bressanin

  • 11 Mar 2014
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