May 27, 2012: Approved: first crew camp in Billings County. Link to Bismarck Tribune.
The Billings County School Board voted a year ago to sell seven acres to Louisiana-based Energy Resource Group, which plans to turn the old Fryburg school into a 200-unit lodging facility for workers. The County Commission approved a permit last July giving the company the go-ahead to build.
For newbies: some counties where most of the oil activity has been has put moratoria on crew camps this past year; Dunn County recently lifted their crew camp moratorium. Southwest North Dakota has been particularly resistant to crew camps. And, if indeed, this is inside the park, it further suggests how big this story is.
The 200-unit crew camp will be built in Fryburg, which is about 30 miles due west Dickinson on I-94, just south of the interstate,
This is right in the middle of -- or very nearly the middle of -- Whiting's Lewis & Clark prospect.
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