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Old 07-20-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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Default Why are people so anxious to leave ND?

The state has a low unemployment rate, and I doubt crime is a major issue. I would like to know why many residents have this mentality of wishing to leave the state. I know it is cold, but so are many cities in the east coast. So what is it, and which school is better, NDSU, or UND?
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Because North Dakota is such a rural state, many of the young people like to venture to new places. Many come back when they start families, and many just continue with their lives out of state. Many retired people leave to retire in milder climates, or to be closer to their children. I don't think percentage wise, people don't leave or come anymore than many of the rural, northern tier states...but because of North Dakota's low populations (675,000) it is more noticeable.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Depends on the major. NDSU is more ag. related, but both are perfectly fine schools (yes, I teach college in ND, so my opinion is based on more than athletics).
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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It's very rural. You can drive for hours and still be ...... nowhere. The "friendly" people here are bigots and loathe to accept newcomers. It's safe to raise children but gives them very little "real world" experience.
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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freezing is the reason
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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The state has a low unemployment rate, and I doubt crime is a major issue. I would like to know why many residents have this mentality of wishing to leave the state. I know it is cold, but so are many cities in the east coast. So what is it, and which school is better, NDSU, or UND?
Isn't there a Dickinson State too?

Anywho, I was only 2-3 yrs old when my mom and stepdad lived up in Rolla.
My stepdad complained the teaching salary was too low up there and then of course, the cold.
But then again, I grilled him further about it and he actually admitted that the house we lived in up there at the time was a converted storage something-or other, and it wasn't well insulated to begin with.

My own dislike for the state wouldn't be so much the cold, but the mountainless features that go across much of the state.
But, if I were to re-venture into getting on board with a law-enforcement agency, this state and many others will a rural feel will be on my top-list.

If I were a cop, I'd much rather deal with the suspense that would come out of an otherwise mundane shift in the boonies, as opposed to the finger-pointing that would occur in my nearby metropolis of LA!!
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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You can search in the internet.There you will get a lots of information. Unemployment is because of lack of studies.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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The reason may be due to low unemployment rate, and I crime is also a major issue.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:41 PM
 
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The reason may be due to low unemployment rate, and I crime is also a major issue.
Huh? Just curious how the low unemployment rates cause people to leave? Low unemployment rates mean there are more jobs than people (many of the people not working in this state, are not working by choice) ...also, crime is definately not a major issue. Not much crime in this state.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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I haven't notice that North Dakota had problems with crime, it seems like a safe state. Since I have been living here I can leave my car doors unlocked and I can leave my house door unlocked as well.

I have had some people tell me that they wanted to move due to low wages. Then others state that they would like to move because of the weather and because they have never left the state before to explore other places by taking a vacation.

I think most most of the schools are great for those who have children. And I think UND is a great college to attend for those who would like to attend college. As far as I can see the economy is doing well in North Dakota so I don't understand why people would want to move because the state that I relocated from had terrible schools, many people without jobs, terrible healthcare and plenty of forclosed homes.
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