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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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dollarbill

Jan-02-14 3:01 PM

Terry coments are right on

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abby123

Dec-30-13 6:24 AM

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abby123

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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Bearclaw

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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muleskinner

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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