Would have dominated world politics had it seceded from the United States during the Cold War because of it's highly concentrated amount of nuclear weapons in such a small area.
2) the Peace Garden State
3) the full name for the postal code ND
4) the home of places such as Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, and Medora
5) the state that has the Theodore Roosevelt National Park
6) (Dakota) comes from a Sioux Indian word that means "friend" or "ally"
7) a state whose state flower is the wild praire rose
8) a state that has a high percentage of it's high school graduates go on to collage
9) a state that has a high percentage of church goers
10) a state that has a high percentage of underage drinking
11) my home state
2. State Where The Seasons Are Renamed To:
HEll On Earth, Mosquito, HELL On Earth Frozen Over, Constrution.
We do have: running water, electricity, water, metal structures, cars, things to do, room, breathable air, and beer. And the nicest damn people you'll ever meet.
We don't have: real gangsters (Natives caught with cigarettes and sent to YCC don't count), a high crime rate, homeless people on every other block, bad traffic.
Nodak is also quite possibly the best place to underage drink in the US...#1 son (google it and check some statistics).
North Dakota is NOT full of hicks. Nor hillbillies. Nor rednecks. Just normal people. And normal people like fast cars, big trucks, and everything with wheels. We play video games, go to the mall, go to concerts, watch movies, and listen to loud music, just like other people. There is plenty to do, as long as you aren't a lazy ass about it and expect entertainment to just be handed to you constantly.
Oh yea, the weather is really unpredictable, so you can't be a bitch about it.
#1: "Hey man, what are you gonna do this weekend?"
#2: "Well, Friday I'm either going to a show or the movies, then Saturday I'm gonna go get my booze in Bismarck and party at XYZ's house."
#1: "Sweet, I'm goin' down there Saturday too. Need to find a buyer yet, though."
#3: "Here, I'll give you my sister's number, she'll get whatever you want as long as you pay."
#1: "Aight, thanks. You guys wanna come play some CoD4 tonight after school?"
#2: "Chyea, that game's tits."
#3: "Fuck yea, let's do it! Ima pwn your asses."
From it's larger cities (Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks) you can enjoy the most options for big city fun. Fargo is the most cosmopolitan city in the state with a booming downtown area. Bismarck is fun for those people who love the outdoors. if you're a sports fan, head to Grand Forks where the world renowned Ralph Englastad Arena is home to the University of North Dakota hockey team, the Fighting Sioux.
The North Dakota badlands (yes, North Dakota has badlands too) also has plenty of fun activities. Medora, the gateway city to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the badlands, has pitchfork fondu, a musical every night of the summer in an outdoor amphitheatre, and a beautiful golf course.
Sure the weather can get cold in the winter( I mean pretty cold, like some days highs in the negatives) but the summers are awesome. Highs for the state are usually in the 80's and 90's during the summer with the occasional 100 degree day. Fall and Spring are pretty short.
North Dakota is a great place to live if you're a college student, young family, rich entrepreneur, or even a retired couple. It's a great place to call home.