Through October, 938 permits had been issued with a total value of $406 million.

Building permits have set a record in the booming North Dakota oil patch city of Williston.

The Williston Herald reports (http://bit.ly/SQCgsD ) that through October, 938 permits had been issued with a total value of $406 million. That broke last year's record of 929 permits totaling nearly $358 million.

Only $44 million worth of building permits were issued in Williston in 2009. That was more than doubled to $106 million in 2010.