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Willy Amparo, pictured Friday in Williston, N.D., moved to North Dakota seven years ago from Florida and works in the oil industry. Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service

Around since the beginning: Dominican native proud to have played a part of oil boom’s early days

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Willy Amparo became part of North Dakota’s oil boom by accident.

While thousands of people now move to the state each year looking for work, the Florida man was ahead of the curve.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.