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Published March 31, 2012, 10:57 AM

New Town mobile home park residents face eviction

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a New Town mobile home park are being evicted to make way for housing for oil field workers.

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Residents of a New Town mobile home park are being evicted to make way for housing for oil field workers.

Dennis Fox, chief executive officer of the Three Affiliated Tribes, tells the Dickinson Press (http://bit.ly/HxEjA1 ) the residents are some of the poorest members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.

Tribal leaders are working on a solution, but residents say they are worried because a severe housing shortage caused by the oil boom will make it difficult to find another place to live.

Residents of Prairie Winds Trailer Park learned last November the privately owned park had been sold and changes could be coming. The eviction deadline was initially May 1, but has now been extended to Aug. 31.

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