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The North Dakota town with NYC rents

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If you thought finding a place in Williston, N.D. was going to be a breeze, think again, and get ready to shell out New York City prices without the Manhattan lifestyle.

With an oil boom in full swing, an affordable one-bedroom apartment is hard to come by but the conveniences to justify the price are also few and far between, since businesses like restaurants and hotels can’t get the workers they’d need at the wages they can pay.

Do they build for the boom and hold their breath for the bust, or can they build for a future that will outlast the oil?

Full story at NPR via Breakfast Links.

Eye on the future at NPR.

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