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Work continues Wednesday on the five-story apartment and retail complex along First Avenue and Roberts Street in downtown Fargo. (David Samson/The Forum)

Building permits picking up for new homes in Fargo-Moorhead

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FARGO - Permit applications for new-home construction are starting to pick up in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area after flooding and the ongoing recession paralyzed the industry during the first quarter of 2009.


Local building officials say it's a welcome sign, given that permit numbers so far this year are well below last year's figures.

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