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Shop24 Vending Store

Residents of Fox Run RV Park north of Williston, North Dakota now have a ‘store’ right at the campground.

The park recently became home to an automated convenience store called Shop24, a large vending machine that sells everything from milk to laundry detergent to frozen pizza rolls.

The shop, which is popular on college campuses, businesses and transportation hubs across the country, is new to North Dakota and the first to be placed at an RV park.

A second Shop24 is located near Watford City at the Blue Sky Lodge crew camp.

The machines aim to bring convenience store items to temporary housing residents in North Dakota’s Oil Patch who are often miles away from a store, said Rob Lindberg, president of LaVenture Logistics, which owns and operates the two stores.

The shops accept cash or credit cards and can sell anything that weighs between 1 ounce and 10 pounds. The exact items will vary depending on demand, but examples of other things sold in Williston are shampoo, ready-to-eat pork chops, headphones, Pepto Bismol and paper towels.

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Fifth Wheel Mountain Camping cartoonA Craigslist scam targeting individuals searching for RV lots in the Williston, North Dakota area has led to one arrest, Williston Police Department officials said.

Sherri Jensen, 49, was charged in connection with the fraud Aug 17, according to a Williams County Court document provided by Williston Police Detective David Peterson. The charges, Conspiracy to Commit Theft and Theft of Property, are Class C felonies.

An ad provided by the Williston Police Department and posted Aug. 9 is titled, “$795 Williston Valley RV Park is Opening Soon!!! (2 Miles from Walmart).”

The ad asks for a $300 security deposit and posts a contact number.

Craigslist warns of possible fraud at the top of ads by saying, “Avoid scams and fraud by dealing locally! Beware any arrangement involving Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer, or a landlord/owner who is out of the country or cannot meet you in person.”

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People living in campers in Williston, N.D., will have to get rolling, but they have a few months to find a new place to park.

The Williston City Commission on Tuesday (June 26) unanimously approved an ordinance that makes it illegal to live in an RV outside of a designated RV park, the Dickinson Press reported.

Campers in residential areas will have to relocate by Sept. 1 and RVs in commercial or industrial areas will have until Nov. 1.

The penalty for violating the ordinance is a $500 fine for each day of noncompliance.

Commissioners have said the hundreds of RVs around the city create health and safety hazards. In previous meetings, they have cited cases of people urinating outside their campers, inappropriately dumping waste and illegally hooking up to utilities.

Several RV parks in the Williston area are under construction to serve the oil and shale exploration workers, but what they will charge for rent is unclear. Mayor Ward Koeser said he’s heard rent may be $750 to $800 per month.

Koeser said he’s received public comments on both sides of the RV ban, but an increasing number of comments have been concerns and frustrations about the RVs.

The ordinance does not affect people living in cars or other vehicles.

 

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