Dave Wallis / Forum News Service Gina Nolte and her husband own one of the few properties on the west side of the 1600 block of 12th Street North in Fargo that the North Dakota State University Development Foundation wants to turn into student housing.

After decades of buying, questions linger near NDSU


FARGO — For 30 years, North Dakota State University’s Development Foundation has scooped up homes, apartment buildings and commercial spaces around the school as they become available.

In addition to its $3.9 million office on University Drive, the private nonprofit foundation that supports NDSU owns 44 properties near the school worth more than $6.2 million.

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