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ND county extends ban of man camps

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Officials in a northwest North Dakota county have extended a moratorium on "man camps" in the area.

The Williams County Commission voted 3-2 on Friday to extend the moratorium indefinitely on new applications for temporary housing. Temporary housing has sprung up across the country to accommodate the influx of oil patch workers.

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The commission placed a six-month moratorium on new temporary housing last year.

Commissioners say the influx of new workers have placed a strain on the roadways and water and sewer systems.

Mountrail and Dunn counties also have declared moratoriums on man camps.

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