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Park County cuts Marathon a break on office rent

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CODY, Wyo.  — Park County commissioners have given one of the world’s biggest oil companies a break on paying office space rent, citing the oil and gas industry’s financial woes because of low prices. At the company’s request, the commission provided Marathon Oil Corp. a two-year reprieve from the annual 2.4 percent rate hikes they typically demand of office tenants ...

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Williston limited-membership business club evicted

WILLISTON, N.D. — A limited-membership social and business club in Williston with dues ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 was evicted this month over failed rent payments. The Bakken Club was ordered to remove all of its property from its downtown location by Dec. 21, the Williston Herald reported. Court records show the eviction came after the club failed to pay nearly ...

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City looking for answers

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By: Rob Port, Shale Plays Media Contributer That’s the headline from the Williston Herald over an article documenting protests over high rents and local city leaders asking the state for solutions, including asking for an opinion from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on whether or not rent control policies would be legal. Yes, rent control. And maybe that’s not surprising. It’s ...

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Workforce campaign must wrestle with housing

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By Grand Forks Herald  North Dakota needs workers. And by launching a campaign to recruit a permanent workforce, the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is on the right track. But a huge obstacle is blocking the road to population growth, almost as stubbornly as the lack of jobs once did. This recent spate of national headlines captures the problem: “A North ...

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Williston survey: Roommates key to affording rent

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WILLISTON, N.D. (A.P) — A community survey conducted in Williston shows roommates are key to affording rent in that city. The Williston Affordable Housing Committee says the majority of the 379 people who anonymously answered the survey reported living with roommates to cut down high rent costs. The survey showed that 137 live with one to three roommates; 79 live ...

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Building in oil patch hub Williston booms in Jan.

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Building continues to boom in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. The city Building Department reports that permit values in January increased 85 percent over the year. Office manager Kelly Aberle says that the department issued 43 permits with a total value of $27.6 million. Aberle says permit numbers and values have been rising ...

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North Dakota city of Williston has nation’s highest rent

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – The rapidly growing North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the United States, a national study from an apartment renting guide shows. A 700-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment in Williston costs an average of $2,394 a month, according to Apartment Guide, an online website for apartment hunters. The same apartment would cost ...

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