As North Dakota enjoys the largest oil boom in its history, counties and cities struggling to provide the infrastructure needed to support the growing industry are turning to the state for help.

The state is crafting a pilot housing-bond program to partner with cities to issue debt to accommodate the tide of workers flowing into the state. Oil-producing counties are pushing for a bigger piece of the state’s oil-related revenue to help repair roads that are taking a beating from oil rigs and supply trucks. Local governments also want to tap into the Missouri River to address a water shortage across the region.

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