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Eric Bergeson: An angel in Billings, Mont.

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The trek from California through the mountain states towards home landed me in Billings, Mont., mid-day last week.

I stopped for a quick bite to eat, then ordered a souped-up coffee at a local cafe, coffee which was intended to amp me up enough to reach Bismarck, N.D.


The oil rush means hotels between Billings and Bismarck are expensive and scarce, so I brought my laptop into the cafe in Billings and rented a room in Bismarck online.

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