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Dave Buchfink, Cody Gaetz and Sean Buchfink of Ellenbaum Construction work on a home Tuesday in the Maple Ridge development in West Fargo.

Building boom town: West Fargo seeing robust housing construction

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WEST FARGO - There's no oil under West Fargo, but that isn't keeping it from being a North Dakota boom town.

West Fargo issued a record number of housing permits in 2012, and is on track to eclipse that mark this year.

In 2012, the city issued $216 million in permits, nearly two and a half times the amount for 2011, Planning Director Larry Weil said. That included 411 single-family and twin homes, and 430 townhomes and apartments.

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