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Forum News Service, Published October 10 2013

White supremacist has sights set on another small ND town

REGAN, N.D. – The white supremacist who is trying to turn the tiny town of Leith into an all-white community, has his sights set on another North Dakota town, and has recruited a couple from Oregon to move to Leith.

Craig Cobb has made offers on nine vacant lots in Regan, which is about 40 miles northeast of Bismarck.

A Bismarck realty company confirmed an offer of $6,700 was made. It was not accepted because it wasn’t “full price,” the company told WDAY-TV.

Thirty-five people live in Regan. Residents there said they want to grow, but not with Cobb’s help.

“I would say we don’t need a Craig Cobb here in town,” Regan Mayor Marvin Gillig told WDAY.

The real estate company says the listing has since been removed from the Multiple Listing Service.

Cobb said that’s discriminatory, and he reported it to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In Leith, Cobb has been buying property and recruiting others with similar views to come to the community of two dozen people so he can create a voting majority and take over the town.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Kynan and Deborah Dutton, of Oregon, have moved into Cobb's home with their five children. Cobb plans to put a mobile home on his property.

Area residents have been pushing Cobb to leave. City Councilman Lee Cook says the presence of the Dutton family raises the level of seriousness.

Health officials have ordered Cobb to equip his house with water and sewer. Cobb says he won't comply.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.