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North Dakota oil boom requires different housing options for workers

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media The North Dakota oil boom has caused as housing shortage in the western half of the state. Not only have rent prices grown substantially, making North Dakota the state with the highest rent rates in the nation, but there also isn’t enough housing available. Some companies offer housing solutions to keep their employees from ...

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Proposed rezoning put on hold for Meyer development: Dickinson Planning and Zoning approves preliminary plat

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By Nadya Faulx on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:07 p.m. A proposed multi-unit housing development met opposition from neighbors Wednesday, despite arguments that the new homes would provide much-needed affordable housing to Dickinson. Brian Bochman of the Meyer Real Estate Group presented a petition to rezone the 15-acre plot at 10th Street East and Franklin Street to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, ...

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N.D. housing authorities to receive $2 million in HUD capital funds

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By Forum News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $2 million to 15 housing authorities in North Dakota, the state’s congressional delegation announced Friday. The funds will come from HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund to help local housing authorities expand access to safe, affordable housing for those who need it most, including the ...

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Equipment supplier Briersbach opens 5th location in booming Dickinson

Gene Kruger, branch manager of the Dickinson Bierschbach Equipment and Supply

By Katherine Grandstrand Oil brings people, people need houses, houses need construction, and that’s where Bierschbach Equipment and Supply comes in. The Sioux Falls, S.D.,-based construction equipment rental company recently opened its fifth location in Dickinson.“It just seemed like the next logical choice for a new location,” said Gene Kruger, Dickinson branch manager. While it rents all types of lightweight equipment ...

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Grand Forks area housing supply still tight, but higher-incomes will likely see relief first

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By Charly Haley When Brett Pauly got a job in Grand Forks, his new boss warned him it would be difficult to find somewhere to live. Pauly and his wife had been searching for a new house in Fargo before deciding to move to Grand Forks, and, considering the statewide housing shortage, he thought that was tough. But house-hunting in Grand ...

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Number of homeless students rising in Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D.(A.P) — As Williston’s population has grown, so has the number of homeless students in the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Deb Roel is the homeless liaison and parenting director for the school district. She says that 128 students are considered homeless, up more than one-third from just two years ago. Williston’s population has more than doubled since ...

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Williston groups host meeting on housing laws

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — Two citizen groups in Williston are hosting a meeting to educate area residents on North Dakota housing laws. The groups scheduled the meeting for today at Williston High School. Organizers said the meeting is intended to teach area residents about their rights as renters or tenants. A member of the North Dakota Legal Services Division is ...

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Aspen Lodge & Suites Open For Business

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 For Immediate Release Aspen Lodge & Suites, a unique motel located just a few miles north of downtown Williston, opened its doors for business Monday, Debruary 24, 2014. Envisioned as a “destination” motel, Aspen Lodge & Suites boasts a superb value combined with a level of comfort and an array of amenities unique to the motel market. With guest rooms ...

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Housing Fair provides Answers to Questions in Williston

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By: Larry Griffin At the first Williston Housing Fair on Thursday, real estate companies and potential buyers came together to try and solve some of Williston’s housing problems by letting people know the options available to them in the area. The event at the Grand Williston Hotel featured businesses from all over Williston with booths displaying what is available to rent ...

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Cost of worker housing subsidies plagues Williston

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WILLISTON, N.D. — As the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston grows, so does the amount of money the city needs to subsidize housing for city employees. City workers get $500 per month for housing, and the total went from $643,000 in 2012 to $1.2 million last year. “It’s just going to continue to grow unless the rents ...

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