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The city of Dickinson issued building permits for single-family homes, like these shown in north Dickinson on Wednesday, valued at more than three times as much in the first 11 months of 2012 as it did in the same period of 2011. Dickinson issued 130 permits for single-family homes from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, 2011. In that same period this year, the city issued 579 permits for single-family dwellings.

Dickinson construction playing catch up: City issues more than $300M in permits through Nov.

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In the first 11 months of 2012, Dickinson issued permits for more than $300 million worth of construction in a city trying to catch up with the droves of people coming to the Oil Patch to seek their fortune.

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The largest sector of growth was commercial structures, followed by single-family housing, according to data provided by the North Dakota Association of Builders.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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