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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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USDA Rural Development investing in the Bakken

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By Jessica Holdman Housing, health care and the Bakken were the focus of U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in 2013. State Director Jasper Schneider said in many states growth happens in the major metropolitan areas. “It’s the opposite in North Dakota, with a lot of development happening in rural areas,” he said. Rural Development invested a total of $506 million ...

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Former NDSU Alumni donates $2,500,000 to establish “The Empowerment Project”

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Innovative new organization designed to use “market based” concepts to address homelessness, childcare, transportation, mental health and other challenges. (Fargo, ND) Daniel Erickson, a Slayton, Minnesota native who attended North Dakota State University has donated $2,500,000 to establish The Empowerment Project. Erickson is a long time entrepreneur who started his business career in Fargo almost 20 years ago and now ...

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Small western ND town continues to grow

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By: Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service    SOUTH HEART, N.D. — In South Heart, on the southern edge of the booming Bakken oil patch in western North Dakota, things have recently begun to settle down a little. Whether that’s a good or bad thing probably depends on who is opining. “Things have leveled off a little bit here,” South Heart ...

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New Affordable Housing Units in Sydney, MT

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By Bill Vander Weele Sidney Herald Progress is being made for Sidney to have three new 12-plex housing buildings under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. The Sunset Village housing project is co-sponsored by the Richland County Housing Authority and Mountain Plains Equity Group of Billings. Paul Groshart, executive director for Richland Housing, visited with Richland County commissioners about ...

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Project Heat finds a home

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Eric Killelea, Williston Herald Project Heat began sheltering homeless people Monday, offering 10 beds in an effort to help the community solve its growing homelessness issue. Almost one month after the Williston City Commission approved a temporary emergency homeless shelter at the New Armory, an area church group decided to house homeless in an undisclosed crew camp instead. On Jan. ...

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STAR Fund Supports 14 Community Enhancement / Marketing Projects

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STAR Fund – City of Williston News Release Williston City Commission gave the approval of $50,000 in STAR Fund Community Enhancement/Marketing Funds to be distributed to fourteen projects on Tuesday February 11, 2014.“Williston and the communities in our trade area have a wonderful opportunity at this time to bring new people seeking jobs into our communities. Like housing availability and ...

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Project Heat helping Williston-area homeless

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Groups including the Salvation Army and several Williston-area churches have organized a program for area homeless people who don’t have shelter from this winter’s bitter cold. Project Heat involves 10 beds reserved at an area oil patch crew camp, the location of which is not being disclosed. The effort launched Monday will run through March. Nearly 1,000 ...

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