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Published August 16, 2010, 10:58 AM

HUD secretary to visit North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A top federal housing official is coming to North Dakota to get a firsthand look at the housing crunch in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A top federal housing official is coming to North Dakota to get a firsthand look at the housing crunch in western North Dakota's booming oil patch.

Sen. Kent Conrad says Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is to travel to Williston next Monday.

Conrad says Donovan will take a tour of the area and then meet with community officials.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy also plans to attend.

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