The Billings County Fryburg School in western North Dakota was sold for almost $500,000 to Louisiana-based Energy Resource Group for a man camp for the Bakken oil field workers, but the company never followed through. The bismarcktribune.com reports an Alabama-based company, Bakken Suites of Fryburg, has more recently filed a building permit and zoning application to turn the 21,000 square-foot school into a food service facility, and use the acreage for modular housing to accommodate 200-300 oil field workers. A Bakken Suites representative called prior to the Billings County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to say the company was not ready with its presentation. MHProNews.com has learned oil is loaded into oil tankers in Fryburg for transport on the BNSF Railway.
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