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Published September 10, 2010, 07:59 AM

Officials in Williston crack down on temp housing

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston officials are shutting down a "tent city" that has popped up in a local park because of complaints about alcohol use and other problems.

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Williston officials are shutting down a "tent city" that has popped up in a local park because of complaints about alcohol use and other problems.

The temporary housing area at Davidson Park has sprung up because of a housing shortage caused by the region's oil boom. There are about three dozen people now living there.

The Williston Herald says no new tents are being allowed, and the city will close the park to camping on Nov. 1.

Separately, federal officials are cracking down on the length of time people can stay at the American Legion Campground southeast of Williston.

The Corps of Engineers says the campground is only for recreation, and campers aren't allowed to stay more than 14 days at a time. Those who have stayed longer are being given another week to move.

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