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alegria

While the rest of the country is facing an economic downturn, North Dakota, the mighty state that could, is operating on a whole other playing field. Employment officials there say they are having trouble filling some jobs because people are scared off by perceptions of the state as being a cold and boring place. The movie, "Fargo", probably didn't help either.
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So hey, if you're up for adventure and colder pastures why not give it a shot?

Shared by alegria on 12/8/08
aliciak

I wonder if we'll see a mass exodus from big cities to smaller towns with more jobs...and subsequently city-like venues, restaurants etc. being transported there as well?

  • By aliciak
  • on 12/10/08 3:29 PM EST
kristen

My friends just moved to North Dakota. While it's probably frigid and a definite shock after living in NYC, they seem pretty happy.

For another take, read Megan Daum's "The Quality of Life Report."

  • By kristen
  • on 12/8/08 10:32 AM EST