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New York brothers move to oil patch, work 80-hour weeks to pay off student loans

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WILLISTON, N.D. - After four nights of sleeping in a pickup in the Williston Walmart parking lot in January, Levi Steff was ready to go home.


But then the 22-year-old from western New York, who moved to the Oil Patch with his older brother, went to a local church service and heard a sermon about not giving up.

"It seemed like the preacher was just speaking to us," Levi said.

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