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Dave VanAssche, owner of Mailbox Solutions, scans mailboxes Thursday in Williston, N.D., to send text messages to people that they have received mail. (Amy Dalrymple / Forum News Service )

Finding a way to get mail

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Getting mail delivered in the Bakken is a frustration for some, but for recent college graduate Dave VanAssche, it inspired his entrepreneurial spirit.


The 26-year-old moved to Williston two years ago from Washington state after he couldn’t find work in his field of accounting and finance.

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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.