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The Rev. Jay Reinke, center, reads a letter on Friday that is posted on the door of Concordia Lutheran Church in Williston, informing people seeking shelter that the "overnighters" program is over.

Williston church holds 'last supper' as it ends lodging program

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WILLISTON -- People seeking shelter at Williston's Concordia Lutheran Church will be greeted with a sign that reads "Overnighters is over."


The church that has housed job-seekers for more than two years ended the program this weekend after city planning and zoning staff said the church needed several fire and building code upgrades for people to sleep there.

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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.