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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Phyllis Larson, 76, pictured Saturday, wants to continue living in her hometown of Williston, but rent for her apartment is nearly $1,300 a month and she worries it may increase even more.

Faces of the Boom: After return to hometown, 76-year-old struggles to stay

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WILLISTON — Phyllis Larson, 76, decided to retire for good two years ago.

But then the Williston woman got a note on her door that her rent was going up.


“I was just devastated,” said Larson, who spent her career as a health professional.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.