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The Walmart parking lot in Williston, North Dakota, and the many people that have lived there during the past three years, have been featured in the New York Times, CNN, YouTube, NBC and countless other regional, national and even international media organizations.

The parking lot has been called a “mecca” for job seekers and Williston’s “pioneer square,” and has become notorious by longtime locals and newcomers alike.

For many who have come to Williston seeking a new job and a new life during the past few years, it is one of the first places they go -with a camper in tow.

No more. A section of the parking lot used to look like a trailer park. Every long-term trailer has been removed.

The parking lot has been the site of a continuing conflict of trailer-owners moving in, being ticketed and ordered off by law enforcement, sometimes moving out, and others moving in a constant ebb and flow.

Most Walmart stores around the country are more lenient with trailers and recreational vehicles parking overnight. The Williston Walmart has not allowed trailers to park overnight for some time. During the past year, store officials have routinely called police to come and ticket and tell those in the campers to leave.

By the next day, however, a new group of campers arrives, and the process begins anew.

At least, it used to.

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