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A look at the dynamic new businesses emerging near Parshall, ND. Page 6


“It’s the bright spot that’s going on, and it’s just the beginning. It’s probably the most important economic development of the last 25 years”. Page 12


Production has grown sevenfold times since 2006, and the future looks bright!. Page 14


“It’s an all-in wager on the economic future of the United States,” Buffett said, adding: “I love these bets.” Page 16


North Dakota is now the one of the largest oil-producing states in the nation, second only to Texas. Page 18


The state of North Dakota is experiencing a rebirth. Page 20


The United States’ recent surge in oil production as a “game-changer” for the economy and global geopolitics. Page 21


A new community to be built from the ground up with families in mind. Pages 22 - 36


Meet the man at the center of Parshall. Page 31


Charles Kubat knows a thing or two about how great communities are built. Page 32


The MHA Nation wins approval to build the first new US refinery in 30 years. Page 34


The graphs and charts speak for themselves. Page 34


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From the publisher’s desk… Turn up the lights and turn up the music! The prosperity party is not scheduled to end in North Dakota for 100 years. That’s right, 100 years of oil in ND alone. Twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, expect America’s energy companies continue to invest in North Dakota and, as a result, reinvent America’s energy future. Nothing less than a miracle of mind-boggling proportions has begun, resulting in wealth that is incalculable. While this is a promotional magazine, it has been created with the highest integrity and we stand by the accuracy of all statements made herein. While America has languished since 2008 in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the great depression, unbeknownst to many, a glimmer of hope was kindled in a few unique places around the country. The source of that hope was a new technology that allowed a new bounty of oil and gas to be extracted - hydraulic fracturing. The same drive & spirit that settled the west is again evident in the Bakken. A new generation of pioneers is arriving, the local populace is thriving, and a better life is in the future for all the residents of North Dakota. Possibilities from the abundance provided abound. The blessings bestowed on this region are beyond counting. Oil industry experts estimate that a million additional oil workers will be needed to harvest the windfall; 300,000 in North Dakota alone. The decline in population experienced by this agricultural state has experienced a dramatic reversal. The state has now become the “powerhouse of America”, with 400 years of coal power, wind power, a hundred years of oil and natural gas, and most importantly the power of the human spirit. The fortunes of manufacturing and America’s energy independence have risen as a result of the bonanza in North Dakota. New housing opportunities for energy workers and their families are also a result of this prosperity. The state is abundant in more than just oil. Natural beauty abounds, and there is a vast wealth of history and courage. North Dakota has proven itself to be the financial savior of the US economy and, in the immortal words of Jimmy Durante, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

Thank God for North Dakota and it’s bounty! Barry Arfa


JAMES L. LUKASIEWICZ Executive Editor CHARLES A. KUBAT AIA, AICP, LEED-AP Senior Editor, Illustration MARK E. MILLER Creative Director, Writer, Editor, Graphic Designer JOSI L. DEVINE Office Management 7298 38th St. NW, Parshall, ND 58770 ADVERTISING INQUIRIES (702) 837-4160


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275,000 future tankage. They can terminal up to 104 rail cars at any given time, and have inventory management with state of the art environmental controls including vapor recovery and thermal destruction.

New records are being set by North Dakota Oil exports (see chart page 41), and The Van Hook Crude Terminal in nearby Van Hook Township, which opened its doors in December of 2012 is helping meet the explosive demand for capacity in the region. The operation is a partnership between Plains All American Pipeline and Canadian Pacific. It has the capacity to handle up to 208 rail cars and 35,000 barrels of oil per day (soon to be 65,000 barrels a day). In addition, they have storage for 12,000 barrels of crude with an anticipated capacity of 7

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plus years of proven reserves, plus direct rail access for unit trains. We believe the new North Dakota transload facility offers a unique combination of cost effectiveness, reliability and product flexibility.”

The largest frac sand transload facility in the region is being built by Smart Sand, Inc. and Canadian Pacific. Plans are for operations to begin in early 2013 in nearby Makoti. They will supply and ship premium, Northern White frac sand to the energy industry in the Bakken area.

“Smart Sand has prime resources and processing capabilities which align well with CP’s shipping presence in the energy sector. This agreement with Smart Sand demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers with endto-end transportation service that is competitive and reliable,” said Jane O’Hagan, CP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.

“We are excited to partner with transportation leader Canadian Pacific to bring our combined expertise to those companies working in the Bakken Shale formation,” said Charles Young, founder, president and board member of Smart Sand. “Smart Sand offers substantial dry sand capacity and 100-


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The Frac Sand facility being built near Makoti, ND is similar to the one pictured here from Refugio, TX

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90,000 barrel storage tanks, ten truck stations and five pipeline interconnections. This expansion will also allow our four existing 2,500 foot tracks to be used for inbound oilfield commodity supplies, such as sand. The interior of the loop will be utilized as an industrial space, with 90+ acres available for build out. The Pioneer Project is slated for completion in Q4 2013.

Pioneer Project Dakota Plains, in conjunction with its joint venture partners, recently announced the Pioneer Project, a substantial expansion of their New Town operations. Upon completion, the 192 acre site will have two 8,300 ft. loop tracks each capable of 120 car unit trains, a ten tank car load out building, two


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PARSHALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT (Continued) In Makoti (which is a 10-minute drive from Parshall) the Three Affiliated Tribes have made great strides forward towards its plans for a 15,000-barrel a day refinery it’s calling Thunder Butte Petroleum Services. The processing facility will process Bakken oil into diesel, propane and naphtha. The project, which has been in the works for several years, has received all the necessary permits from the EPA (see article on page 12). A company based out of Salt Lake City, Chemex, has already begun construction.








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Halliburton Barite Grinding Mill Facility Larose, Louisiana

“The Mouat Company designed our latest barite plant in Larose, Louisiana, to replace a facility that was more than 40 years old. Although the site presented some significant challenges, they completed the design and installation of equipment with a high degree of technical expertise. The plant has met all of our expectations. The design of the facility is streamlined such that it is energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Their performance on this job led us to turn to Mouat for the design and construction of our latest mineral processing facility.” Ric Heinz Capital Projects Manager Halliburton Industrial Products Since 1924

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A TRILLION Continental Resources, Inc. announced in early December that it successfully completed the Charlotte 3-22H (91% WI), the first horizontal well to test the third bench (TF3) of the Three Forks zone in the Bakken field of North Dakota and Montana. The Charlotte 3-22H flowed 953 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Boepd) at 1700 psi on a 28/64 choke in its initial one-day test period. Located in McKenzie County, North Dakota, it was drilled to a total depth of 21,324 feet, including a 9,701-foot lateral section, and was completed with Continental’s standard 30-stage fracture stimulation design.

“We’re very pleased with the initial performance of the Charlotte 3-22H,” said Harold Hamm, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The well has been producing for 15 days and its performance compares favorably with other first bench (TF1) and second bench (TF2) producing Three Forks wells.” Continental has been a pioneer in the discovery and development of the Three Forks reservoir in the Bakken field. The Company was the first to demonstrate incremental reserves from the TF1 in 2008 and the first to establish commercial production from the TF2 in 2011. Establishing production from the TF3 is yet another significant milestone in the growth of the Company’s assets in the world-class Bakken oil field. If the Charlotte 3-22H continues to perform in line with the second bench Charlotte 2-22H, it will be the first well to establish commercial production in the third bench. 14

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BARRELS! the Bakken and TF1. With the addition of oil found in the lower Three Forks benches, which includes the TF2, TF3 and TF4, the

“This could be a real game-changer,” Mr. Hamm said. “The Charlotte 3-22H is the first well in a 14-well program that we plan to complete by year-end 2013 to test productivity of the second, third and fourth benches of the Three Forks over a broad area of the play.”

Company now estimates the field has 903 billion barrels of original oil in place, a 57 percent increase.

The 1280-acre Charlotte unit is the first unit in the Bakken field to have wells producing from three separate horizons – the Middle Bakken, TF2 and TF3 zones.

“The successful completion of the Charlotte 3-22H is another step in our efforts to assess the productivity and reserve potential of the lower benches of the Three Forks which is one of the goals of our 2013 drilling program” said Jack Stark, Senior Vice President of Exploration. “The results are very encouraging and indicate there may be upside to our estimate of 24 billion Boe of recoverable reserves for the Bakken field.”

Continental estimated in late 2010 that the Bakken field would eventually yield 24 billion barrels of oil equivalent (Boe), based on technology available at that time. This estimate included 20 billion barrels of oil and 4 billion Boe of natural gas, and assumed 577 billion barrels of original oil in place in 15

Source: Continental Resources

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“ALL-IN” BET ON BNSF just announced an incredible

$4.1 BILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM which is an increase of $450 Million over 2012 expenditures. Out of that, $2.3 Billion will be spent on it core network and assets, with an additional $1 Billion spent on acquiring new rail cars. There’s also $550 Million set aside for intermodal terminal expansion.

US rail car manufacturers are racing to build enough supply to meet the meteoric rise in demand. They expect to increase carrying capacity to 2 Million barrels per day by the end of 2014, which is double the current capacity. Warren Buffett’s Berkeshire-Hathaway bought out Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad two years ago in a deal which valued the railroad at $44 billion. With this purchase, Buffett invested in an industry that’s central to the success of the energy industry’s interests in North Dakota, given the delays in development and permitting of pipelines. “Our country’s future prosperity depends on its having an efficient and well-maintained rail system,” Buffett said in a news release. “Conversely, America must grow and prosper for railroads to do well”.

“Most important of all, however, it’s an all-in wager on the economic future of the United States,” Buffett said, adding: “I love these bets.” Since then, BNSF has made significant additional investments in infrastructure and rail cars - all with the goal of meeting the jaw-dropping increased demand that’s a result of North Dakota’s phenomenal export growth. Sources:, BNSF &


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Barry Asmus, a senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis, is bullish on America’s future prospects in regards to energy production. “Energy is going to save this country,” Asmus said. “It’s the bright spot that’s going on, and it’s just the beginning. It’s probably the most important economic development of the last 25 years, and it may be the most important economic development of the last 50 years. This is for you and for me.” 18

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Asmus referred to the current developments in the Bakken Shale deposit as miraculous. “We are standing on a miracle,” he said. “We are already the Saudi Arabia of coal. We’re finding natural gas like there’s no tomorrow. We’re really the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. How about petroleum?” “The United States has not caught up to the Middle East when it comes to oil, but the gap is closing every day. Best of all, the find in the Bakken Shale is just the beginning”. “Look where we are,” Asmus said. “This is a miracle that’s going on here. Who would have believed that North Dakota would become the epicenter of America? Fossil fuels make all the difference in the world. It has changed the world.” “And it may just be the salvation of the country’, he concluded. Source: Williston Herald

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The production of natural gas in North Dakota is expected to increase by 600% by the year 2025, according to a report by Bentek Energy. It is estimated that production will go from today’s rate of 536 million cubic feet per day to a staggering 3.1 billion cubic feet per day by 2025.


THE BAKKEN AT NIGHT The flames of natural gas burn off can be seen from space, as this satellite photo shows clearly. The red areas are the combined light from the flames. The nearby energy companies by law have to reclaim the natural gas that is currently being wasted. This will inevitably result in numerous refineries being built nearby (such as the Thunder Butte Clean Energy Refinery being built within a few miles of Parshall, North Dakota). This will bring a multitude of jobs to the area for the foreseeable future.


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North Dakota’s abundance of cheap natural gas makes corporate strategists take a second look at US-based manufacturing. Sources state that several large corporations are eyeing the Bakken region and gauging the feasibility of relocating their production facilities nearby. Dow Chemical’s chairman and CEO, Andrew N. Liveris has touted “the tremendous competitive advantage that affordable, abundant domestic natural gas offers to the nation.” He has also said that “The value of every unit of energy used by the manufacturing sector is multiplied by as many as 20 times from the production of thousands of high value products though the value chain”. Natural gas is a building block for ethylene, which in turn has many industrial applications. These include transportation fuel, wastewater denitrification, fuel cell hydrogen carrier, biodiesel fuel processing, and electricity generation. In addition, ethylene is a critical component of the following materials: Plastics


Synthetic fibers






Magnetic film

Windshield washer fluid

Safety glass laminate

Particle board


Pigments and dyes

So it’s easy to see why the US government and corporations are taking a long hard look at North Dakota’s potential role in America’s next great industrial revolution. An Energy Department (DOE)-commissioned study released in December concluded that the U.S. economy stood to gain from sending more liquefied natural gas (LNG) abroad. Republicans and Democratic senators agreed Tuesday that the sales present an economic opportunity. But some politicians, along with some manufacturers, have fought to protect the growing resurgence in U.S. manufacturing that has resulted from the lower gas prices. Either way, the outlook is rosy for natural gas from the Bakken region.


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NORTH DAKOTA IS EXPERIENCING A BONANZA. With the advent of new oil exploration techniques, vast oceans of previously inaccessible oil have become available. Accompanying this incredible series of events is economic growth in the area surrounding the Bakken shale formation. North Dakota already has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate (3% as of May, 2012 and falling) and the nation’s fastestgrowing economy. Construction starts in the counties near the Bakken have gone from an average of $52 million a year (from 2000 – 2008) to $406 million in 2011*. Early estimates for 2012 put that number at $471 million as of July, 2012. The town of Williston has begun implementing major investments in infrastructure to the tune of $500 million, which includes a new water system, an upgrade to the airport, and a waste water treatment facility. Private industry is making huge investments in the area as well. Natural gas distributor. ONEOK is adding two processing plants to their existing facilities at a cost of $360 million. Basin Electric Co-op is building two 45 Megawatt power plants with an outlay of $120 million. In addition, a $347 million, 200-mile, high-voltage transmission line near the Bakken fields is scheduled to start construction in 2014.

State legislators have set aside $1.2 billion for infrastructure improvements, which will alleviate most of the current issues that have come with growth. With the advent of “man-camps”, where monthly rents for a cramped modular unit and 3 meals a day runs about $3,500, the need for housing is being addressed by new housing development.

U.S. OIL RESERVES TO SURPASS SAUDI ARABIA BY 2020 Jack N. Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute referred to the United States’ recent surge in oil production as a “game-changer” for the economy and global geopolitics. While delivering his annual State of American Energy Address in Washington D.C., Mr. Gerard said “If it is handled well, we can surpass Saudi Arabia in oil production by 2020”. Mr. Gerard then went on to say ““In 2011, the United States became a net exporter of petroleum products for the first time since 1949, thanks to industry investment in domestic oil and natural gas production and refinery upgrades”.

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Energy efficient home with 2" x 6" exterior walls. The covered porch adds immediate appeal and welcoming charm. A vaulted ceiling and open floor plan combine to offer spacious living. U-shaped functional kitchen is complete with a pantry and eating bar. Cozy fireplace in the living room. The private master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and bath.


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1,695 total square feet of living area Width: 50'-0" Depth: 48'-8" 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage Basement foundation



L-shaped tairway to the second floor looks out over the living room. The master bedroom enjoys first floor privacy, tray ceiling, and a luxurious private bath. The kitchen has easy access to the deck, laundry closet and garage and comes complete with large pantry and angled cabinetry that overlooks the breakfast room.


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The large family room with a fireplace makes a spacious, yet cozy gathering place. In the back of the garage is a convenient workshop. The screened porch offers protection from the elements and connects to the open deck. The bonus room above the garage has an additional 290 square feet of living area.

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Finally, a place to call home.

The Vision:

To provide new opportunities for a safe & convenient hometown life, near shopping & work. To embrace the beauty of long prairie vistas and the proximity to Parshall High School & Main Street To create interconnected neighborhoods that would accommodate different family lifestyles. To incorporate the natural topography of the site into idyllic open spaces at key focal points. To serve the entire community with highly visible commercial conveniences. To create a public town park at the North end of Main Street where people could gather together. 24

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Where is Parshall, North Dakota? The state of North Dakota is at the center of a resurgence in U.S. domestic oil production. The dramatic increase in oil production has been matched by development of natural gas deposits.

Parshall Bakken Shale

The Bakken oil shale field is where a diverse range of corporate interest have invested in the region’s industrial base.



Parshall lies at the Eastern edge of the Bakken, near an area known as the Parshall Fields, or Parshall Core. This is an area that is currently in the midst of an enormous expansion.


Williston Basin




(44 Minutes)

(2 Hours)

Van Hook Crude Terminal (22 Minutes)


Minot (1 Hour)


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New Town

Thunder Butte Refinery

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Fort Berthold Indian Reservation

Frac Sand Facility (20 Minutes)

Garrison (1 Hour)

Parshall Distance Map

As this map illustrates, Parshall is conveniently located within a short drive from work & play.

Dickinson (2.75 Hours)

Bismarck (2.25 Hours)

Parshall lies within a short drive to several major towns, and these nearby areas of interest: Lake Sakakawea

Fort Berthold Indian Reservation


Parshall-Hankins Airport

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Discover the Highlands

Community parks & gathering places are created at key focal points.

Residential streets contain a variety of home types.

Water Line Sewage Line

Natural drainage areas are enhanced and used for trails to the existing high school.

The use of small blocks of varying sizes with sidewalks reflects the existing patterns in Parshall and makes easy connections within the community while providing emergency and snow removal access.

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The Hwy 37 entrance has highly visible hotel and eating opportunities that are easily accessible.

Diagonal streets create long vistas and easy access without impacting quiet residential streets.

1. Single Family Homes 2. Town Homes & Homes Over Retail 3. Town Homes & Rental Apartments 4. Rental Apartments 5. Service Commercial 6. Town Park w/ Amphitheater 7. Hotel 8. Restaurants / Fast Food 9. Hotel 10. Hotel 11. Hill Top Park & Pavilion 12. Natural Drainage Areas w/ Trails 13. Hotel 14. Service Commercial 15. Rental Apartments 16. Wetlands Park 17. Community Center 18. Utility Easement 19. Town homes 20. Drainage & Future Development

A new town park terminates Main Street and gives form to new commercial opportunities. Main Street is energized by higher density housing and mixed-use shops with apartments above.


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Community Features


With the wide variety of housing styles available, there’s no doubt that a quality family lifestyle will draw people from all over the area.


Add to that a variety of apartment and condominium homes and you have a vibrant combination of living spaces to choose from.


Experienced hoteliers have partnered with The Highlands development team to bring world-class hotel amenities to the area’s visitors.


There will be a vibrant commercial area with a casual elegance that will encourage families to gather, dine, shop and enjoy.

Light Manufacturing It takes a massive amount of materials to support the growth of a community like The Highlands of Parshall. Businesses such as cement suppliers, contractors and architects are planned. 28

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Development Team Barry Arfa CEO of Arfa Contracting, has extensive experience in creating and managing organizations in the property development and construction arena. These development projects have included homes, apartments, hotels and commercial businesses.

Jim Lukasiewicz President of Arfa Contracting, has managed over $2.3 billion of capital projects, which have included residential, hotels, hospitals, entertainment and restaurants facilities. His work includes numerous properties for Four Seasons, Station Casinos, Caesars/Harrahs Entertainment. Other staff members on our team have constructed projects spanning in excess of 1,000 acres.

Charles Kubat, AIA, AICP, LEED-AP To guide the vision and planning of the community we have teamed with Charles Kubat, president of Kubat Consulting, and nationally recognized community planner / town designer. Mr. Kubat has been responsible for the planning and design of many master planned communities of sizes from 30 to 3,000 acres. Communities such as Summerlin in Las Vegas (22,500 acres), Pinebrook, in Houston (400 acres); Kingwood in Houston (8,000 acres); Estrella in Phoenix (23,000 acres) and Reston Town Center in Virginia (360 acres). Mr. Kubat will be responsible for the planning and design of all facets of the community, including residential and commercial areas, amenities such as parks and paths, and design standards.

George Filios Mr. Filios is a national real estate development expert with proven leadership in largescale mixed use and master planned community construction. George drove a national expansion of Spanos Companies, establishing divisions in over 10 states and developing Spanos’ properties from concept through completion. His experience includes a 1,576 unit apartment complex in California, the 120,000 square foot Kitchke Plaza commercial development in Reno, NV and 15,000 apartments and 140,000 square feet of office space in Las Vegas, NV. He currently focuses on the selection, acquisition and sales of land tracts in growth areas.

Steve Lim Over his career, Mr. Lim has cultivated a vast network of business professionals and highranking government officials throughout the United States and Asia. Mr. Lim will leverage this network as he continues to work with domestic and international businesses and governments to raise capital, unite strategic partners, and create opportunities for business development. As a driven entrepreneur, Mr. Lim is motivated to expand Viva Vina’s aim at becoming the world’s premier Business Development and Marketing Company. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


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Residential Building Options The Sherbrooke This beautiful model features an L-shaped stairway to the second floor that looks out over the living room. The master bedroom enjoys first floor privacy, tray ceiling, and a luxurious private bath. The kitchen has easy access to the deck, laundry closet and garage and comes complete with large pantry and angled cabinetwork that overlooks the breakfast room.

Open To Below

Deck Master Bedroom

Living Room

Bedroom 2

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Dining Room

Bedroom 3

Width: 53’-0” Depth: 41’-0” 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 car garage

Second Floor 379 sq. ft.

Basement foundation


First Floor 1,137 sq. ft.

The OREGON This option is an energy efficient home with 2” x 6” exterior walls. The covered porch adds immediate appeal and welcoming charm. A vaulted ceiling and open floor plan combine to offer spacious living. The U-shaped functional kitchen is complete with a pantry and eating bar. Cozy fireplace in the living room. The private master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and bath.

Quick Facts 1,314 total square feet of living area Width: 47’-0” Depth: 54’-0” 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage Basement foundation

Plans, product prices and designs may change without notice. Floor plans and elevations may vary substantially from those depicted in this document..


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The Harrison Glen Enjoy a large family room with a fireplace makes a spacious, yet cozy gathering place. In the back of the garage is a convenient workshop. The screened porch offers protection from the elements and connects to the open deck. The bonus room above the garage has an additional 290 square feet of living area.

Quick Facts 1,695 total square feet of living area Width: 50’-0” Depth: 48’-8”

Second Floor 816 sq. ft.

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2-car garage Basement foundation

First Floor 879 sq. ft.

The Hacienda Two-story, 4 bedrooms (optional owner’s retreat). 2 baths, island kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry. Dual sinks in hall bath, separate tub & shower in owner’s bath. Upstairs laundry room, 2 bay garage.

First Floor

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• Equity Partnerships

• Multi-Home Subdivisions

• Turnkey Hotel Operations

• Hotel Sites (Build or Invest)

• You Build or We Build

• Commercial & Industrial Lots

• Projected Returns Exceeding $1 Million

• Apartment Sites (1 - 36 Units)

• Up To 40% Financing Available

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ENTREPRENEURS PARSHALL NEEDS EVERYONE • Airport Services • Energy Processing • Concrete Operations • Construction • Equipment Rental • Convenience Store • Material Distribution • Hotel / Motel • Dry Cleaning

• Pizza • Light Manufacturing • Rail Distribution • Self-Storage • Trucking • Medical Services • Dentist • Pharmacy • And Many More!


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Hotel Operations Partners

Cobblestone Hotels

Cobblestone Development is filling the lodging needs of many smaller communities by introducing their upper mid-scale product in smaller communities. They operate the Cobblestone Hotels brand as well as own and operate Boarders Inn & Suites in the states of North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Wisconsin. Their role in our partnership includes site selection, operations standards/training, on site property management and state of the art reservation and internet booking systems. The company currently operates 19 properties in the immediate region with four under construction and an additional 25 sites under development.

Apartment / Condominium Partners Entasis Design Architects Entasis Design is a firm where the two principals have over 60 years of experience in architecture and development. “Because we have been developers in the past, we think like developers. Often we can anticipate the needs of our clients before they do and also help them to think of their project in a broader, more effective way.” - Eric Coulson, CEO “When we become involved in a project, we look at the site, the client’s needs and what is best for the development before any “architecture” begins. What is important to us is YOUR success -- let’s get the project right -- then we can start on the design of the buildings.” - Todd Meckley, President 35

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The Visionary Behind The Highlands: Charles A. Kubat AIA, AICP, LEED-AP

With over 40 years of experience in both consulting and on the owner side of development, This graduate of MIT and the University of Minnesota is a nationally recognized authority on community planning, urban design and development consulting work. His years as a VP at RTKL Associates Inc., a premier international architecture and planning firm, gave him experience in urban design, downtown planning, resort planning and master planned communities that allowed him to later help create major master planned communities in Houston (Kingwood, Clear Lake, Fairfield) and in Las Vegas (Summerlin, 2002 winner of ULI’s Community of the Year honors). He was also VP of the Howard Hughes Corp, major developer of residential and commercial projects throughout the West. He’s always been very focused on creating memorable, sustainable places - working throughout the West on the planning and implementation of master planned community and urban design projects such as the LEED-ND Gold 9 million square foot Symphony Park project on old rail yards in downtown Las Vegas. His recent work includes duties as the Development Director for Newland Communities’ initial work on Las Vegas’ Union Park (now Symphony Park), a mixed use redevelopment project in 61 acres with 9.3 million sq. ft. of buildings. For this project he created the plan, managed the establishment of design standards, streetscape schematic design, and LEED Gold certification as the first LEED –ND project in NV. He is also providing continuing implementation services as Senior Design Advisor through design negotiation with third party developers, design review of all projects as part of the City’s Design Review Committee, and design management of Newland’s own mixed-use residential over retail projects. Other local work includes urban planning for a Joint Land Use Study for the Nevada National Guard and State of Nevada, and design guidelines for Anthem Country Club in Nevada.

Q: What made you the right fit for this project? A: Well, I’ve known one of the principals of the company, Jim Lucasiewicz, for a long time. Basically, with our relationship through some Summerlin experiences that Jim was involved in, Jim knows of my experience in Summerlin as the vice president for planning and design for the Howard Hughes Corporation in Las Vegas. Summerlin is a large 22,000 acre master planned community, very fast-growing, that’s made up of smaller communities and neighborhoods of 200 – 500 acres apiece – each with different kinds of residential homes, parks, worship & commercial sites. This project fits into that idea, and that size, so Jim contacted me. After looking over the project, I thought that my experience doing mixed-use and planned community projects of all different sizes, all across the country – from Florida to California and up North and down into Texas – gives me a lot of experience which I can bring to this project. In addition, my interest and experience in creating great neighborhoods and sustainable design made this a good fit. I also think that my career both as a planning and design consultant as well as member of some very successful large development companies gives me a unique perspective to bring to the team. There are several small communities that I’ve been involved with that have been very successful. For example the 400 acre Pine-

book neighborhood in Houston become the fastest selling neighborhood in the area based on its concepts of connectivity, walkability, and centralized amenities around natural wetlands. Also the traditionally flavored Harbortown on an island next to Memphis, TN mixed housing types around small parks and provided commercial services on a small main street. All of these included mixed-uses and a variety of housing, and I think that’s what this project needs. Q: What’s exciting to you about this project? A: When I looked at the land that Arfa Contracting was considering developing as a community, there were several things that immediately struck me. The first was the topography. The sense of long-range views off towards the lake and the sloping ground made it an interesting site. This is particularly unique in this part of the country, which is generally quite flat. Secondly was the closeness of the existing community of Parshall. I think that having a town that you’re a part of, and next to, is an important part of creating a project that has some longevity, with some sense of history, and some opportunity to be something more into the future. I think that making connections to this town was an opportunity that Arfa embraced and really excited me. Thirdly, I think it was the vision that Arfa had, which was to be a part of this com-


munity and to help it grow in the context of all that’s happening around them - And also to grow in good way – not just respond to development requests for one-off type projects along the highway, with everyone wanting to do a little trailer site or metal building. Arfa wants to give the community something more, that can be a part of its future. I think the fourth thing is the opportunity to create a great neighborhood. Great neighborhoods are something I’ve been interested in my entire career. They are made up of a variety of housing, a variety of people, a mix of different kinds of uses

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701 Business Magazine Spring 2013 that provide convenience to people, a good share of open space and other amenity opportunities. Neighborhoods with good, safe streets that have places for people to interact, get to know one another, to create friendships and relationships – that’s what make a great neighborhood and I think that this community has that opportunity.

Harbortown Open Space Q: What are the elements that will make the Highlands of Parshall a success? A: Well, I think that there are three main elements of success for the Highlands. The first is flexibility – with a number of different parts (but I’ll come back to that in a minute). Second would be the partnership and communication with the city, the third is how we hit the market, because that’s ultimately the reason for selling land and being able to develop land and create a community. On flexibility; there are a number of different parts to that. A master plan community developer needs flexibility on approvals for example, approvals that allow you to go from the general to the specific as you know more about the project or the particular product needed. You may have

a general plan or idea of where the overall project is going, and we’ve presented that, but each specific part of it may have to change some as we move along to respond to the market and respond to new information that comes along. So, the way we do the approvals needs flexibility – for example, in Summerlin – originally, there were very few rules that enabled a master planned community to happen in Las Vegas, so the Howard Hughes Corporation worked with the city and created a process that allowed for a general plan, and then as each new part of the community came on line, we came back to the city and got specific approvals on a sub-part of Summerlin – and it’s worked really well over the last two decades. The second part of flexibility has to do with what you might do within the plan itself. The different uses – and where they occur in the plan – may have to shift. You might have to shift one apartment use from one location to a little bit different location based on access, or the buyer’s desires, or the best way that it might present itself to the rest of the community. The third part of flexibility is timing. A master plan community happens over a period of time, and so we wouldn’t necessarily be able to build every element of the community on day one. You need the flexibility to time the various elements of the community to both when they make the most market sense, economic sense, sales sense, as well as the community building sense. The fourth would be details - flexibility with how you develop key details of the community, like streets. Streets are such

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an important part of building a great community, with some shade where necessary, and sidewalks where possible. [They effect] how people can access different homes and uses, and how they move through the community. The scale and size of the streets are so important – you want the flexibility to not just build to some standard that may be there for another city, but to make it is unique to this location. [It’s important] so that we can deal with storm water runoff in the right way, so that we can deal with snow removal in the right way. We can in fact create great neighborhood streets for people to live on and for kids to use. They need to be small enough to be safe and so that cars don’t go too fast on these streets, and yet we deal with all the other realities of the street [design].

Kingwood Town Center All of those are important. As I mentioned, the second major topic is communication with the city. This is a project in the community that will happen over a period of time. So, the relationship with the city is something that we and Arfa sees as important for the success of both Parshall as well as the Highlands. As we develop various parts of the community, if there’s a need for change we need to make sure that there’s an open [line of] communication with the city. [We need to] let them know the implications, the reasons why, and that helps the city provide some flexibility on its end. And I think third then is the market – any master planned community, like development in general, needs to meet the market. It needs to have a product that the buyer and the user want. It’s true for homes; you have to provide homes that people want to buy. It’s true for land as well. You have to provide land in a location, and of a certain size, with the [right] access that someone wants to buy. If you want to sell it for a hotel, or a restaurant, or for an apartment complex, or for a hardware store, we need to make sure that we’re talking to buyers and users so that the plan can respond to that. If we pay attention to those three things, and are able to do that in partnership with the city, that will make the Highlands of Parshall successful.

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REBIRTH OF A NATION The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara (Sahnish) people have lived on the rolling plains of North Dakota for hundreds of years. They have endured many hardships over the years but, with the advent of casino legislation and the tremendous growth in the region, they are on the verge of a major revitalization. It is said that the first Mandan people migrated to the region around 900 A.D. Since then, they were joined by the Hidatsa and the Arikara (Sahnish). The Mandan and Hidatsa tribes spoke in a Siouan language, like their counterparts in the Crow, Dakota, Lakota, Yanktonai, Assiniboine, Iowa-Oto-Missouri, Quapaw, and OmahaPonca-Osage-Kansa tribes. The Arikara (Sahnish) spoke a Caddoan language more closely related to the Pawnee, Caddo, Wichita, Anadarko, Skidi, Tawakoni and Waco tribes. The tribes maintained separate social systems

until they suffered from a series of devastating smallpox epidemics during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. They banded together soon thereafter to ensure their survival, developing a strong trading system and earning a reputation as trusted middlemen by surrounding tribes. In 1988, Congress passed the Indian Gaming & Regulatory Act, which authorized casino gaming on tribal lands. This enabled the MHA Nation to attract outside investment in gaming properties such as the Four Bears Casino, which opened in 1993. It has grown to be a successful property which offers lodging, restaurants, live entertainment and numerous forms of gaming. The Fort Berthold Agency, formerly situated at Elbowoods until 1953 when it was flooded by the Garrison Dam, is now located in New Town. The reservation lies on both sides of the Missouri, including parts of Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, and Mountrail counties. The seat of tribal government for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation lies four miles west of New Town.

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would be the first new refinery built in the United States in more than 30 years. Project developers estimate the refinery could create 800 to 1,000 construction jobs, up to 140 operations jobs, and millions in annual revenue streams to benefit the Tribes and surrounding rural communities. As proposed, the 13,000 barrel-per-day facility would refine Bakken Formation crude oil into diesel fuel, propane and naptha products for the U.S. market. Since the President took office, domestic oil and gas production has increased each year, with domestic oil production currently at an eight year high, and natural gas production at its highest level ever. “Today’s action is an important step in the Three Affiliated Tribes’ proposal to develop the MHA Nation Clean Fuels refinery,” said Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn, who approved the application as one of his first acts in office. “Approving the land into trust status will allow the Tribes to continue their work to develop the facility in a safe and responsible way that brings increased economic opportunity and employment to their people and to North Dakota.”

U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar Today, they are in the final stages of building the first major refinery built in the United States in over 30 years - The Thunder Butte Clean Fuel Refinery in Makoti, ND. A company based out of Salt Lake City, Chemex, has begun construction. In October of 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced approval of a ‘landinto-trust’ application from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, clearing one in a series of necessary approvals that will enable the tribes to build the first U.S. refinery in decades, supporting American made energy – including domestic resources from the Bakken Formation – while also creating jobs.

This is of strategic importance to the town of Parshall, which benefits by being only minutes away from this incredible new source of jobs and stability for the region.

Secretary Salazar sad “Today’s historic decision is another step forward in the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and commitment to strengthen Tribal communities and generate jobs for rural America,” Salazar said. “By working with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara people to place this land into trust status, we are supporting infrastructure that will help bring American oil and gas to market while promoting Tribal economic development and self-determination regarding land and resource use.” If all required approvals are granted, the proposed MHA Nation Clean Fuels Refinery 39

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Nestled in the hills near Lake Sakakawea, Parshall, ND offers a variety of activities:

Fishing Parshall is just minutes away from exceptional walleye and northern pike fishing in beautiful Lake Sakakawea, which is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world. Fishing is a favorite activity year round! Many anglers prefer the challenges of ice fishing!

Boating The lake offers every recreational opportunity from recreational boating to adventurous sailing. There’s also plenty of room for the entire family to enjoy water skiing and sunbathing during the warm summer months with miles and miles of pristine natural sand beaches.

Hunting Hunting guides are based in Parshall year-round. They’ll show you all the best areas to track big game, waterfowl, upland game, and much more.


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Golfing Once you’ve left St. Andrews, head on over to Parshall’s Doc Blatherwick Golf Course. It’s a nine-hole course that offers fun for golfers of all skill levels. It features all the hallmarks of North Dakota golf and has been open since 1950.

Flying Parshall-Hankins Airport is a public use airport just a mile south of the central business district of Parshall. It is owned by the Parshall Airport Authority and has two runways that are 2,000 feet each.

Gaming 4 Bears Casino and Lodge is your winning destination for the best gaming in the state as well as big name entertainment, fine dining, lodging, a marina and more! Best of all, it’s only a short drive away from Parshall.

Museum The Paul Broste Rock Museum is a world-famous museum right in the heart of Parshall, built of natural granite quarried from the area. The entire structure was made with volunteer labor and opened for business in 1965. Mr. Broste called it his “Acropolis on a hill”.


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Meet Parshall’s Mayor Richard Bolkan is a local business owner and graduate of Parshall High School. You can usually find him at Food Pride, the supermarket he owns on Main Street. When asked about his feelings regarding the growth of the local oil industry, Mr. Bolkan claimed that people around town were calling the Bakken region the “Saudi Arabia” of America. He’s not far off, given recent estimates putting production at levels very close to that middle-eastern country. Mr. Bolkan seems to take the growth in stride, often wondering how his small home town found itself at the epicenter of the phenomenal growth of the last few years.


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Source: 2005-2009 and 2006-2010 Averages, American Community Survey

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