WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) -- A Minnesota businessman has come up with a unique approach to helping ease the housing shortage in western North Dakota's booming oil patch -- an indoor park for recreational vehicles.
Chad Lekander of Mahtowa, Minn., and a partner have formed a company to build the indoor RV park south of Watford City. It will consist of 10 buildings that will accommodate 240 RVs. A Fargo management company will oversee it.
NETA Property Management President Bill Triebwasser tells The Forum newspaper that the goal is to provide a safer, more comfortable housing option for oil field workers who are forced to live in campers because they have nowhere else to stay.
State food and lodging director Kenan Bullinger says it's the first such project in North Dakota.
Information from: The Forum