We’ve all heard the stories about the boom going on in western North Dakota because of the oil shale. I have a friend who is spending half his time in Minnesota and the other half in western North Dakota trying to develop housing for the boom that’s going on.
I lived in North Dakota while I was in high school and while I loved it, it was much colder in Fargo than it is in Minneapolis. The thought of working in western North Dakota in the winter time and having to sleep out of a car sounds horrible, if not impossible. These are tough men working out there. Good for them. I’m grateful as their work will help drive down our energy costs.