Thanks big oil.
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If I stay in my house all of the time and not venture outdoors to look at the devastation caused by 'growth', then Minot is the best place on the planet.
When I leave my house and drive around town to get some things done, Minot is the last place on earth to be.
After the Dead Loop Group fills in the oxbows, then they can concentrate on the trees. Who wants oak trees in Oak Park? Let's pave it.
Cookie cutter housing complexes and developments does makes Minot a place to plan to leave.
One more year and it is time to move.
Bought the property already. I'll rent my house and somebody else will pay the taxes and the water bills.
The millstone around my neck will be gone.
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So many negative comments. We have one of the best economies in the US. Pay for jobs has never been better. Too bad it has to bring in the bad element that wants to pray on the public.
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So many negative comments. We have one of the best economies in the US. Pay for jobs has never been better. Too bad it has to bring in the bad element that wants to prey on the public.
If a good economy means the most expensive place to live in the USA then we have a great economy.
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Well of course we KNOW how this poll will turn out. But like most people, they won't admit that everything in life is a double-edged sword. Some things are much better than they were 10 years ago. In 2004, I was living in Minot and the employment situation wasn't anything to boast about. Now it's a different story. On the other hand, my little one bedroom apartment was $325 a month. I understand it now goes for $1100 a month. What a difference having money makes.
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I believe its much better. If you do not want a city to die you must prosper. Minot was stagnant for years. Now we have growth, opportunity and retail that only a hand full of small communities have.
It is your fault if you do not make full use of this once in a lifetime opportunity. You can stand by the line and complain about how everyone is getting wealthy and your just making ends meet or you can seek opportunity and have a chance at making money.
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I hope the Williston Herald ask this question.Goinpeace
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Lets see: higher taxes,higher food prices,higher gas prices,terrible traffic,much increased crime,drugs everywhere and GREED-GREED-GREED!!! HUM?
As a born and raised Minoter...I vote...NO...NO...NO...
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If Minot is not as bucolic and peaceful as it once was, maybe it's time to stop clinging to the theory that economic growth is a panacea for all ills. Sure, there's money to be made here, but at what cost? The wind farms south of town don't seem to be as problematic as the oil farms out west; is there any wonder many of us would sacrifice short-term economic gain for long-term environmental and energy security? If you don't like the consequences of drilling and fracking, stop blocking the alternatives.
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You all can pack up and move; say to the inner city of Detroit for example. It won't be long and you'll wish you were back in North Dakota.
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"It is your fault if you do not make full use of this once in a lifetime opportunity."
And that's just it. It seems to me that the people who are complaining the loudest about everything are those who didn't position themselves to benefit from this.
In short, they aren't reaping the benefits of having an oil well sunk in their backyard and are jealous of their neighbors who are.
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polidork There are no alternatives that have been found that replace oil. Elecric cars won't haul freight across the country and as far as wind farms they ruin the country side being spread out like they are.
Some things are much better than they were 10 years ago. In 2004, I was living in Minot and the employment situation wasn't anything to boast about. Not quite sure what you're talking about here Matt, I've been working in Minot since 1992 and never had a problem with any employment situation. I've always had a job, paid the bills, bought cars and put a little scratch away for a rainy day. If you had issues with having a job in 2004, perhaps your expectations were a bit high, I've got 4 siblings, 2 parents, and 11 cousins here that have never been without a job since 1980.
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true i have had a job my entire life even in the 80 when jobs were hard to get but i did anything i could for work, learned many skills and have maney tatents and very proud of all of them.
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I bet you had some pretty good connections, too, AP.
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MattRothchild You don't need connections to get a job,it just take ambition.
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"Lets see: higher taxes, higher food prices, higher gas prices, terrible traffic, much increased crime, drugs everywhere and GREED-GREED-GREED!"
And yet you continue to vote Republican.
The problem isn't the politicians -- it's the lousy voters. You keep on electing these Republican theives -- even as they rob you blind.
You're so busy hating on Obama, Blacks, Mexicans, gay people, and poor families -- you don't see that the real problem is YOU.
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Yes, the Republicans here are thieves, but the problem is Democrats are incompetent idiots
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From an outsider... It is filthy, cold,run-down, expensive, loaded with foreigners, 50 year old subsaharan men that came here in fema buses, but you got higher wages, new faces, and the outsiders finally have places to shop.
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Too much housing now it says on the news....but nobody can afford them.
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Booms are great -- until the check arrives.
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