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City of Williston struggles with worker housing costs: Commission looks to cover $1.5 million for employees

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The city of Williston is struggling to afford an increased cost of subsidizing employee housing while finding ways to pay for projects without state assistance.
On Tuesday, City Auditor John Kautzman said the funds needed to retain emp…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Amid protest, Williston mayor appoints panel on affordable housing

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A group of residents who say they’re fed up with the high cost of housing here urged Williston city commissioners Tuesday to do more to find solutions.
Barbara Vondell, a Williston resident leading the effort, said the group collecte…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Amid protest, Williston mayor appoints panel on affordable housing

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A group of residents who say they’re fed up with the high cost of housing here urged Williston city commissioners Tuesday to do more to find solutions.
Barbara Vondell, a Williston resident leading the effort, said the group collecte…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Faces of the Boom: After return to hometown, 76-year-old struggles to stay

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Phyllis Larson, 76, decided to retire for good two years ago.
But then the Williston woman got a note on her door that her rent was going up.
“I was just devastated,” said Larson, who spent her career as a health professional.
La…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Group protests rent hikes in Willison, seeks help from city

November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – Chuck Miles works six days a week at age 74 while battling cancer to pay his rent in Williston.

Larry Granbois, 63, just applied for food stamps because this winter he will have less than $100 to live on each month after paying rent …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Group protests rent hikes in Willison, seeks help from city

November 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – Chuck Miles works six days a week at age 74 while battling cancer to pay his rent in Williston.

Larry Granbois, 63, just applied for food stamps because this winter he will have less than $100 to live on each month after paying rent …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

In fight against discrimination, Fargo city commissioners to consider a building registry

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A city commissioner here will soon propose that Fargo consider banning housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading

Renter beware: Rights, lease details often confusing for apartment hunters

August 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Legal jargon and long lease contracts can lead North Dakota renters to misunderstand their rights and protections while renting homes, but payments, property treatment and other specifics covered in leases are part of state law dictating what landlords and tenants can and cannot do. Continue Reading

$1.1B for western North Dakota approved

May 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Western North Dakota will see $1.1 billion to address issues due to the rapid energy development once Gov. Jack Dalrymple signs a bill passed Thursday. Continue Reading

Second-month deposit idea bounced by lawmakers

February 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

State law currently limits the amount of deposit to an amount equal to one month. The House Judiciary Committee decided that is enough.
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