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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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Sales tax could fund downtown plan

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Eric Killelea The Williston City Commission is considering imposing a 1 percent tax on lodging and restaurants, which could generate $1.2 million per year. In February, Mayor Ward Koeser asked commissioners to further their pursuit of addressing the lack of downtown parking. On Tuesday, Commissioner Howard Klug offered a solution — impose a lodging and restaurant tax to generate revenue. ...

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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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Williston’s temporary shelter fills up quickly: Project Heat may be extended past March 31 close date

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By Amy Dalrymple  WILLISTON — A new program here to provide temporary shelter to men during cold months has been running at capacity, as the Oil Patch’s hub communities search for solutions for their homeless population. Project Heat, supported by the Salvation Army and Williston churches, provides a warm place to sleep for up to 10 homeless men each night in ...

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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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Williston bypass gets environmental clearance

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 By Lauren Donovan A temporary bypass to route heavy oil patch traffic around Williston will be replaced with a permanent one starting this summer. The state Department of Transportation received federal clearance that the route for the permanent bypass was given a finding of no significant environmental impact. The clearance is for the department’s preferred route, which begins at the junction ...

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