FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Home-building is on a brisk pace in the two largest cities in the Dakotas as the economy improves.
Home construction in Fargo, N.D., and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., is at its busiest since 2007. A report from the local Home Builders Association shows the total value of construction in the first six months of the year at more than $293 million, up $30 million over the year.
Association President Darrick Guthmiller tells The Forum that a strong economy has created a bigger need for housing.
In Sioux Falls, S.D., the Argus Leader reports that both housing and commercial projects are on a record pace. The city issued a record $376.6 million in permits through July.