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FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple Noreen Sergent participates in a protest of high rental prices on Friday in Williston, months after the lot rent in the trailer park where she lives increased to $750. “We’re surviving. We’re not living nicely,” she said.

Faces of the Boom: Stuck but surviving: Williston trailer park residents feel pinched

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WILLISTON — Six months after the lot rent at their trailer park more than doubled, Jerry and Noreen Sergent say they’re surviving, but not living nicely.


“We can’t buy as much food. We have to be careful about the heat and lights,” said Noreen, 53. “It was kind of scary a couple of months.”

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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.