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Old 04-21-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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It all depends on what you are comparing Fargo too? If you compare it to a similar size city and similar distance from a major metro....I think there could be no better than Fargo. Certainly there is more to do down in the Twin Cities or any larger city. But I also always wonder what more someone could want as well. I think Fargo in and itself does an excellent job of giving its residents things to do via the park district and other avenues. I live in the Grand Forks area....and agree about notifying people about things going on or activities. I often dont hear about registrations for certain kids events/sporting until after the deadline.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Marge Gunderson rules Fargo with an iron fist. She makes Joe Arpaio look like a Cub Scout.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Your name belies your actions; fiction has no place in a thread asking for factual information.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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Fargo doesn't revolve around the farming community at all, at least not anymore. I would say most people here are in banking,healthcare, high tech and then yes agriculture (though more to do with ag technology now) The previous person must not have lived here for a long time. So why they are commenting on a Fargo thread is bizarre to me. I am actually moving to D.C. soon but it is for an excellent opportunity. I don't hate this place at all.

There is actually a really good indie/punk/hardcore scene here. Downtown is actually pretty nice now and for the most part you can be kept pretty active. The metro is about 200,000 so its smaller than a lot of big cities but it provides a lot for its residents. The economy is good for many reasons but "boredom" is not one of them. Also, I would not call it a retirement community. Retirement communities don't have a median age of 30. It's a "family town" and a "college town" if you want to get to the gist of it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
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Fargo doesn't revolve around the farming community at all, at least not anymore. I would say most people here are in banking,healthcare, high tech and then yes agriculture (though more to do with ag technology now) The previous person must not have lived here for a long time. So why they are commenting on a Fargo thread is bizarre to me.

Also, I would not call it a retirement community. Retirement communities don't have a median age of 30. It's a "family town" and a "college town" if you want to get to the gist of it.
Actually, I just left there in April 2009 during the flood. So it hasn't been that long. Not sure how you can say it doesn't revolve around farming when there is Case, RDO, etc. And high tech, I'm not sure where you are talking about because my husband is very tech savy (education, experience, and certifications) and he couldn't find any positions. Fargo is a farming & retirement community. Look at all the retirement homes/facilities around town. There is an awful lot of them! It is very much a college town. But come summer and most of the college students are gone, it is very much a retirement town.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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And high tech, I'm not sure where you are talking about

Uhhh--Microsoft. What is it--their third largest concentration of employees?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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bicker bicker bicker, and yet no proof from either side. so here ya go. charts of the most common jobs with or without a degree, along with their pay and comparison to the national average. they even list fargo's top employers. sheesh. (yes, mods, I do realize this is likely a competitor's site, but I had issues finding the charts elsewhere, esp ones that compare the area to the nation)Moderator cut: link removed

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Old 05-04-2010, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
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interesting, I am in the IT field in fargo ND. got the job from out east off of a phone interview. No certifications.

Exactly what is your husband certified to do?

Reason I ask, if everywhere is looking for a Java programmer, and your a C guy, I can see why you are having difficulty.

As for things to do out here, what is it you are wanting to do exactly?

Maybe laying that out would make it easier for someone to determine if its there or not? And a personal preference as to why you won't do activity X in Fargo when it is available in Fargo isn't the same as saying its not there.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Fargo, ND
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Actually, I just left there in April 2009 during the flood. So it hasn't been that long. Not sure how you can say it doesn't revolve around farming when there is Case, RDO, etc. And high tech, I'm not sure where you are talking about because my husband is very tech savy (education, experience, and certifications) and he couldn't find any positions. Fargo is a farming & retirement community. Look at all the retirement homes/facilities around town. There is an awful lot of them! It is very much a college town. But come summer and most of the college students are gone, it is very much a retirement town.
Look at all the retirement homes/facilities everywhere, it is a booming industry as more and more people approach that age group.

Fargo is far from a farming community... Fargo/Moorhead Economic Development Corporation (http://www.gfmedc.com/employers - broken link)
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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bicker bicker bicker, and yet no proof from either side. so here ya go. charts of the most common jobs with or without a degree, along with their pay and comparison to the national average. they even list fargo's top employers. sheesh. (yes, mods, I do realize this is likely a competitor's site, but I had issues finding the charts elsewhere, esp ones that compare the area to the nation) Moderator cut: link removed
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Thanks for the numbers Maude, I am someone who does like empirical evidence. It pretty goes along with what I said but its nice to have some facts. Though, I believe Alien Tech has gone under since that has been made. But to speak to what the previous poster said, retirement is a booming industry everywhere especially with the baby boomers. The population of the U.S. and much of the industrialized world is growing as life expectancy keeps increasing.

http://www.aoa.gov/aoaroot/aging_statistics/index.aspx

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