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Jerry and Noreen Sergent participate in a protest of high rental prices on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Williston, N.D., months after the lot rent in the trailer park where they live more than doubled. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

FACES OF THE BOOM: Williston trailer park residents feeling pinched

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WILLISTON, N.D. – Six months after the lot rent at their trailer park more than doubled, Jerry and Noreen Sergent say they’re surviving, but not living nicely.


“We can’t buy as much food. We have to be careful about the heat and lights,” said Noreen, 53. “It was kind of scary a couple of months.”

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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.