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Leith's Craig Cobb Sets Sights On Regan, ND

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The rural town of Regan, North Dakota, is reeling.  Residents there say they do not want to be the next "Leith." 

Less than 40 miles from the capital city of Bismarck, lies Regan, a lonely, but content North Dakota town.  "They're all nice.  They're all friendly.  They're just hard working people, like most North Dakotans," says Chelsea Foley, Regan Resident.

Though more manicured with a bit more activity, Regan suddenly has something in common with Leith, North Dakota, a now infamous town 100 miles to the Southwest.  It's a relationship residents do not relish.  

"I would say that we probably don't need a Craig Cobb here in town," says Marvin Gillig, Mayor of Regan.  

Craig Cobb, known for his white rights' views and described as racist due to his stated desire to turn Leith into a haven for whites, is eyeing Regan.  The news that Craig Cobb has made an offer to purchase lots in Regan came as quite a surprise to residents here.  This town of roughly 35 -- about double the size of Leith -- says while they're open to growth, this isn't exactly what they had in mind.

Cobb says he put down earnest money with an intent to purchase nine vacant lots in Regan selling for a combined $6,700.  Bianco Realty in Bismarck confirms in a statement to KX News:  "Craig Cobb did write an offer.  It was presented.  The seller did not take it because it was not full price.  We are not the listing agents, so we don't know what decision was made on the listing side with respect to MLS."

However, the company does acknowledge the listing has since been removed from the Multiple Listing Service.  Cobb says this is discriminatory and has reported it to HUD.  But Regan residents are happy the sale did not go through.

"It's just narrow-minded people like that," says Chelsea Foley.  The Mayor adds, "I would hope it would never happen.  I hope it can stay the way it is."

Craig Cobb made an offer of $2,500 on the nine Regan lots selling for a combined $6,700. 
KX calls to the listing agent -- Century 21 Morrison Realty in Bismarck -- to learn why the properties were subsequently removed from the Multiple Listing Service have not yet been returned.


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