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Old school in ND oil town to become senior housing

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- An old junior high school in the oil boom town of Williston is being converted to low-income housing for seniors.

Officials say the cost of the conversion is pegged at $8.5 million and will be funded by federal housing programs.

The school building was built and 1931 and has been shuttered for several years. Plans call for 22 one-bedroom apartments and 22 two-bedroom apartments at the newly named Lutheran Social Services Legacy Living facility.

Officials say the project is slated to be completed by September 2013.