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Published July 21, 2013, 01:44 PM

Louisiana men bring mobile motel to ND oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Two Louisiana men have brought their mobile motel — along with some Cajun cuisine — to the North Dakota oil patch.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Two Louisiana men have brought their mobile motel — along with some Cajun cuisine — to the North Dakota oil patch.

The lodge houses 150 oilfield workers and is meant to provide a hotel-like atmosphere with larger rooms and more privacy than the typical man camps that require residents to have roommates or share bathrooms.

The facility is managed by Ricky Comardelle (COM'-ur-dell), who has provided living quarters for Gulf of Mexico oil workers for 25 years, and his son, Dex, who was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he heard about the oil boom.

Dex Comardelle tells The Forum that tasty food is a priority at the lodge. He says Cajun night is a big hit with workers from the South.

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