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Published August 19 2012

Minot seeing a surge of new hotels

MINOT, N.D. — Minot is experiencing an increase in the number of hotel rooms being built.

The Minot Daily News reports that there were less than 1,600 hotel rooms available in the area four years ago. Now, that number has increased to 2,300. Another 475 rooms are under construction and expected to open soon.

The majority of the new hotels are popping up along Minot's southern edge.

Wendy Howe with the Minot Convention and Visitor's Bureau says such a surge is rare. She says she doesn't know anywhere else in the country where hotels are popping up as rapidly.