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ND tops nation in taps, housing rate

North Dakota housing

If one were to adopt power rankings for each state, North Dakota would be in pole position. Leading the nation in several categories, the state already has the lowest unemployment rate, is second in oil production and tops all other states in economic growth. Last week two more honors were bestowed upon the Peace Garden State, which now leads the ...

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Tensions build around ND boomtown’s housing crisis

Developers of the proposed Bakken Village imagine a hamlet emerging from the western North Dakota grasslands, a modern-day version of the famed 1950s-era planned community, Levittown, N.Y., or one of Henry Ford’s company towns. The Bakken Village’s logo sets a carefully balanced scene on the developer’s plot of land northeast of Williston, N.D. Stalks of wheat flank an oil derrick. ...

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