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Make everyone feel welcome

December 29, 2013

Terry Madden, Minot I am now a resident of Minot coming here with my family four years ago from California as a longtime oil industry worker....

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Jan-02-14 3:01 PM

Terry coments are right on

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Dec-30-13 3:15 PM

When Lake Sak. is covered with a greasy film any welcome will disappear and rightly so. environmentalists r not born but are caused by polluters.

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Dec-30-13 6:24 AM

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Dec-30-13 12:06 AM

BC: your comments r completely out of context. u must work 4 oil.

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Dec-30-13 12:00 AM

keystone xl back in the news. landowners on the route say leaks will b 2% of the product carried. the oil industry does not have a good history of repairing their damage. Valdez AK is still contaminated 4 example. i would compare xl near one's property to living next to a chemical plant. i strongly agree with the affected landowners because they stand to lose for the sake of exporting canadian crude.

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Dec-29-13 10:36 PM

I think the great majority of the people that came in with the oil boom should be and are welcome. There is and always will be a number of trouble makers come into an area when the economy shoots up. I think what makes most of the animosity among the long term Minot residents is that this prosperity brings high prices and a higher cost of living which they are struggling to endure. The past election for the school bond was a perfect example. The school board proposed and exorbitant amount that would have raised peoples taxes tremendously and even driven many retired people from their lifelong homes. Much of the fault for this resentment is caused by the politicians who have no feeling for the poor and have lost sight of what the true community goals should be.

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Dec-29-13 6:39 PM

Dont want to argue but the true statistics are; Most dangerous jobs in America 1 Logger. 2. Fisherman 3 pilots and flight engineers etc... oil field worker did'nt even make the top 15 dangerous jobs acording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Crime statistics show North Dakota is within the top 5 safest places to live in the United States acording to the Huffington Post. Even with all of us "oil people" here. This is a great place for all of us to be

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Dec-29-13 1:26 PM

On the subject of "welcome". Wish Minot State U. would have the walking track open on weekends. We need a no-cost indoor walking track for the cold months.

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Dec-29-13 11:58 AM

Yes, good advice. Make everyone feel welcome, especially those who have lived here all their lives. The long time residents who now are forced to endure during the past few years the highest increase in living costs that now severely strains budgets.

A gift, free of charge, from the oil industry.

Not much to brag about anymore. The place is ringed with extended stay hotels and multi-unit housing complexes, thanks to money hungry developers. Another new fire in Minot today in another stick built multi-unit housing structure, so the insurance companies are facing problems with stick built multi-unit housing structures in Minot. That's the way it goes moving west.

But don't you worry, the long term residents will soon be gone and you can have your californeeized Minot.

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Dec-29-13 11:19 AM

The most dangerous workplace in the U.S. A much higher per capita crime rate than the remainder of the state. A significant increase in housing and other costs of living. Dangerous roads and reduced speeds. Reckless leaks, spills, flaring and dumping. God would not approve i am sure. We know there r some good oil workers who should not be blamed. But really; if u feel picked on--how about NODAKS? I would rather b badmouthed than polluted.

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