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Williston bank gives $250,000 to housing fund

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Affordable housing North Dakota Housing Finance Agency Acting Executive Director Jolene Kline accepts a $250,000 contribution from American State Bank & Trust Co. CEO Dave Hanson. Pictured with Kline and Hanson is ASBTs Board of Directors. Back row, from left, Rick Tofte, Rick Braaten, Ken Heen, John MacMaster, Pat Sogard, Jeremy Skoglund and Laurie Furuseth. Front row, Earl Rennerfeldt, Hanson, ...

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Butte County may be new home of man camps

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BELLE FOURCHE — In North Dakota, it’s a common sight to behold: Man camps, or large camps that provide temporary housing to thousands of oilfield workers, whether it be with recreational vehicles, lodges, or barracks-style modular homes. Soon, man camps may start to rise up in our own backyard. In August, Butte County commissioners came together to address temporary housing ...

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A perspective on oil boom town Williston


Boomtowns don’t have to be ugly. San Francisco was built during the Gold Rush, as was Sacramento and dozens of still pretty towns in the Sierra Nevada. Virginia City, home to the Comstock Lode, quickly built up neighborhoods of ornate mansions and a main street that offered everything from Oscar Wilde lectures in the opera house to exotic prostitutes from ...

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ND Man Camps: Green Housing?

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DICKINSON – Being “green” may be a rare topic of conversation around oil and gas industry water coolers, but workforce housing, or crew camps, can be resource-efficient by nature, according to a recent study. The camps are sustainable simply because it’s economical, and that efficiency reduces the stress larger camps have on nearby communities, according to a white paper released ...

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Stories from the ND oil patch


Man camps Oil workers live in trailer parks, like this one near Watford City, ND. (Ben Garvin) Independent radio producer Todd Melby lives more than 600 miles from his wife and kids in a basement in western North Dakota. It’s such a desolate area, he says, that “some East Coast intellectuals once suggested turning it back to the buffalo.” Yet ...

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Williston seniors see relief in ND housing crisis

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Seniors are a vulnerable population in North Dakota’s growing economy. That’s according to North Dakota Housing Finance Agency director Jolene Kline — and that’s why the groundbreaking of ‘the Williston Senior II’ (TWO) building was an affordable housing milestone today. The $3.9 million dollar senior housing project will include 21 units in a three-story building. The Housing Finance Agency allocated more than ...

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Company shows off proposed North Dakota housing development during open house

M Space

Williston, ND (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 M SPACE will host an Open House at their Ponderosa location in Alexander on September 14 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. The event features tours, activities and refreshments. The Open House includes a ribbon cutting ceremony, a full menu provided by Chicago’s Finest food truck and games for the kids. It’s free and open to ...

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Williston education sees hardships in all aspects

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Jeff Winslow spent a week this summer working on a drilling rig, earning as much as he did in his first two months teaching middle school in Williston. Winslow, a 30-year-old health teacher, didn’t continue with the oil industry job, opting to stick with his passion. But he finds it tough to survive on a teacher’s salary ...

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