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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:14 PM
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Why does nobody want to live in North Dakota??
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 11:15 PM by SmileyBoy
I mean, we must have SOMETHING to attract SOME people into moving here. Our education system is top-notch, you can probably buy a 26-room mansion in South Fargo next to a golf course for under half a million bucks, the people are EXTREMELY friendly, the religious types are surprisingly tolerant, and there are basically no political extremes. Almost everyone's either a moderate Republican or a moderate Democrat. That's why a lot of stuff gets done in our legislature, because there's no partisan bickering, unlike some states (*COUGH*Minnesota*COUGH*)

And even though our average wages are lower than most other states, remember that everything is cheaper here. Gasoline, clothes, food, housing, insurance, etc. People from Canada (Winnipeg) flock down to Fargo every weekend for the cheap shopping. Yet there seems to be some huge stigma attached to this state.

Why??
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:15 PM
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1. I've been through there many times..
Always liked Fargo and Grand Forks; nice places..
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:16 PM
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3. But see, you're Canadian, so you're OK.
;)
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:44 PM
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21. I'm an Expat!
I've only been up here 4 years, so I get counted both ways :)
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:54 PM
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27. You lucky SOB.
You left at a good time. I would give my right testicle to be able to move to Winnipeg right now.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:56 PM
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31. Charmed luck, I guess
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 11:57 PM by enigmatic
4 years this July. I have to thank my Canadian wife for that; if I hadn't met her, I'd still be in the US right now..
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:16 PM
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2. What you'all got for jobs?
:shrug:
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:20 PM
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5. Fargo and Grand Forks are loaded with white-collar jobs.
Fargo's largest employer is Microsoft, which is headquartered near Frontier, a Fargo Suburb. It is the 2nd largest Microsoft office in the WORLD right after Redmond, Washington. Also, a good portion of Amazon.com is headquartered in Grand Forks.

If you want a blue-collar job, the Red River Valley is TEEMING with manufacturing jobs. Our manufacturing industry has grown every year for the past 20+ years. Machinery, plastics, farm equipment, construction, you name it.

Bismarck and Minot might be a different story, though.
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Chichiri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:16 PM
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4. It's cold, and there's not much to do.
Technically, I live across the river from North Dakota, but I still think I know a thing or two about it. :)
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:22 PM
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9. Well, if lots of people moved here, then there'd be more to do.
And don't try to say that there's nothing to do in Fargo. That's a myth perpetrated by disgruntled high schoolers who do not take the initiative to go OUT and FIND things to do. There's PLENTY to do in Fargo and Grand Forks, a lot more than normal cities for their size. If a person fails to actually go out and SEEK entertainment, then that person would probably think Tokyo is boring, too.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:54 PM
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28. If you had a partner
you could do partner stuff in bed.

And you could drink, I guess. Smoke pot. Watch TV.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:42 AM
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37. You bet. A fun time was had by all.
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HawkerHurricane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:20 PM
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6. In a word?
Snow. I don't like snow. If I were meant to live in snow, I'd have a thick fur coat. A natural one.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:21 PM
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7. my Minnesota perspective
Edited on Wed Jul-06-05 11:21 PM by Wickerman
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:21 PM
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8. Fall on your knees and thank your favorite diety.
Do you really crave a 60-90 minute commute to work? Or the pollution? I'll take the cold.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:23 PM
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10. Hell, the commute is already over 30 minutes where I live.
I used to have a job on the far south side of town, and I live on the far north side, and in rush hour, it would usually take me 35-40 minutes to get there or back.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:27 PM
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12. Far north side? Where the heck is far north?
Far south gets further out each time I come there, but far north?
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:34 PM
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16. NDSU campus.
Actually, the farthest north that the city touches is 52nd Avenue North, believe it or not.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:40 PM
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18. Look at the house NW corner of 11th/University.
I lived in the basement one yr, before that next door to the north. I think they tore that building down after I moved to the basement apt. It had been busted a yr before I lived there, had 1 search warrent for the whole building, so of course no one let the cops in their individual apartments. So the police used their axes to chop down the doors and arrest everyone. Who then got off on illegal search stuff. drugs, sex, rock&roll, back when drugs was $10 bags. Not that I ever imbibed. In drugs that is. never mind.

When do you graduate?
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:42 PM
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19. You graduated from 'SU??
No kidding!!

About that house you lived in, my friend Mike lives REAL close to there. His Saturday night parties always have the best weed. :smoke:

But I still have a few years before I graduate. I'm almost 23, and I might not get my degree until I'm 27... :(
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:48 PM
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22. Yup, I graduated there a while back.
However, you could be the child of a classmate, that's how long ago the while was. The house with all the apartment doors with chopped pieces glued back in was called the GDI house (god damn independents), called one of the fringe frat/sorority houses. Hang in there with college. It can take a while. If I get back to visit my parent still living in Fgo) I'll let you know.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:24 PM
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11. I elft Minnesota because it was unbelieveably cold 9 months of the year.
N. Dakota warms up the winds that come into Minnesota.
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ugarte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:29 PM
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13. It's all those weird phallic symbols you have all over the place
It's indecent for children.





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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:29 PM
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14. Waaaaaaay too close to Canada.
:evilgrin:
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:33 PM
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15. Lousy beaches, n/t
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:37 PM
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17. Canadian insurgents cross the border and loot N Dakota too often
:yoiks:
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:42 PM
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20. Does ND have Haagen Dazs and frozen pizzas?
Are the summers cooler than the rest of the US? If "yes," I'd be happy there.

B-)
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:53 PM
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25. "Yes" and "Yes".
You're in luck. :)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:50 PM
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23. Isn't it like, uh, Siberia....?
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Skarbrowe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:52 PM
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24. Sounds like a great place to me. I would move there if I could. Anything
beats South Florida. No offense to the people who love South Florida, but I made a huge mistake moving down here in late '97. I would love to live around some wide open spaces again.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:53 PM
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26. Dude, I live in Texas, what do you want?
You want me to move from Texas TO North Dakota?

I'm telling you, if I ever leave Texas, it ain't for North Dakota. It'll be to live in New York, or Philly, or London or maybe even Chicago.

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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:55 PM
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29. Good. We don't want you.
:)
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:55 PM
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30. That's good.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:57 PM
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32. snow
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enigami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:01 AM
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33. IT snows
a LOT
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:03 AM
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34. IT does, doesn't IT???
I MEAN it REALLY does. THE amount OF snow CAN be STAGGERING.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:14 AM
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35. You need a professional orchestra
that pays a decent salary. I'd move. :hi:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:38 AM
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36. Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, link
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:44 AM
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38. It's COLD!
I'll take air pollution and a commute over that level of cold any day. :scared:
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