Weather Forecast

Williston resident Phyllis Larson walks through the kitchen in her two-bedroom apartment. At the end of the counter sits her landline telephone, which she uses almost daily to call every landlord she can find looking for cheaper rent, even if it means moving to a smaller apartment. Photo by Photos by Kile Brewer / Forum News Service

A boom in rental rates

Email News Alerts

WILLISTON, N.D. – Phyllis Larson has a small sign hanging in her apartment kitchen. It reads, “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.”


Unfortunately for the 76-year-old, the best might have already passed, at least when it comes to her living situation.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call (800) 274-5445 and we can help you.

Garrett Richie
Garrett Richie is a general assignment reporter for The Grand Forks Herald and also covers East Grand Forks, Minn. Richie is a 2014 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is formerly of The Ludington Daily News in Ludington, Mich. Have a good story idea? Contact Richie by either phone or email, both of which are listed below. If you would like to comment on a story, send a letter to the editor with Richie's name and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words, and all letters are subject to editing. Email to or mail to The Grand Forks Herald.
(701) 780-1134