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The indefinite ‘Now Hiring’: understaffed Bakken restaurants serve record numbers


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media It’s apparent that production of Bakken crude over the past several years has fashioned various changes on nearly every sector of the North Dakota economy. The oil boom certainly helped build an economic foundation for new jobs in the oil and gas sector but has also created a refurbished frontier for business establishments. New ...

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New housing option in western North Dakota?


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Michael Hricik of the Fargo Forum reported today that another extended-stay complex may be in the works for western North Dakota. The building would be located in Fryburg, ND and be built at the former Fryburg elementary school site. Recently, the western area of the state has experienced a housing crisis due to ...

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Housing help is on the way

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Rob Port | Shale Plays Media Contributor North Dakota is seeing a building season for housing that is perhaps unlike any the state has ever seen, and it couldn’t be coming at a better time. A housing shortage in North Dakota, particularly in the oil fields in the western part of the state, has pushed rents in some parts of ...

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Firms from overseas looking to cash in on Bakken area retail

Postcard issued (approximately) 1930-1945 "Greetings from Williston, North Dakota." From the Boston Public Library via flickr

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Foreign companies are looking towards the Bakken area to cash in on the growing population, although that population is not guaranteed to stick around forever. International Business Times reported that firms from overseas plan to spend over $800 million on new commercial and residential infrastructure in various small towns in Western North Dakota. The ...

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Target Logistics releases “Sleep & Exercise: The key to a productive workforce” Infographic

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Press Release “Companies that invest in an optimal sleep environment for their workers realize benefits that include greater productivity, increased safety and fewer sick days,” said Target Logistics President and Chief Operating Officer Brad Archer. “Our commitment to providing optimal sleep environments is evidenced by our trademarked Hibernator Sleep System™. This system includes a bed with a solid wood base, ...

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Bakken Village development opens in Watford City

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Watford City has seen a lot of growth in the past year. Bakken Village, a 90-acre development that will provide housing, retail, and commercial space opened today. The Williston Herald reports “The Bakken Village is a three-story, 46,000 square-foot building at the center of The Crossings at Watford City that will offer live/work, retail ...

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North Dakota awarded $7M for affordable housing: Federal funds to be distributed by state


By Nadya Faulx, The Dickinson Press WASHINGTON — North Dakota will receive more than $7 million in federal funds for affordable housing and homelessness prevention, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Wednesday. The money will be given to the state and allocated to different communities through the North Dakota Housing and Urban Development agency in order to help families who are finding it ...

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Average rent prices reach all-time high in northern Colorado, statewide


The Associated Press As rent prices in northern Colorado hit an all-time high this quarter, Greeley’s average rate rose 12.6 percent over the same time period last year. The average rent in Colorado hit an all-time high of $1,026, according to a news release from the Colorado Division of Housing. That price is up from last year’s first-quarter average rate ...

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Push for planning, permits help emergency crews find camps in North Dakota’s booming oil patch


BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP)— When workers began spilling into western North Dakota for high-paying oil jobs and nowhere to live, they set their eyes on the unregulated prairie of the state’s largest oil-producing county — quickly turning it into a mass of trailer parks and scattered RVs. Crew camps were set up haphazardly along unnamed roads across McKenzie County thanks ...

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Survey shows homeless numbers falling in ND and Fargo


By Archie Ingersoll , InForum FARGO – The number of homeless people in North Dakota dropped 39 percent from 2013 to 2014 and even sharper in the Fargo area – declines that experts attribute to an increase in the availability of housing. This year’s decrease in homelessness was the first that the state has seen in several years, but challenges still remain, ...

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