There is apparently a new Super Wal Mart way south of town, but with all of the stuff in town, you'd never really need to go there. Great small town, with a small town, family feel--but still lots of stuff for adults to do seperate from the kids. So much so, that they're celebrating the future arrival of another B-52 squadron (" Tripler Straight Dope Minot Advisory Board Chairman The Super Walmart you're referring to is actually in Bismarck, which is 100 miles south.
The summers were warm (and balmy at times), and there's literally a sh*tload of stuff to do in the outdoors. We see their temps during the winter, and say to ourselves, "man, it's only -20 C in Minot today - lucky sods! Normally summers in this part of the world are hot and dry. Giant Freakin Marine is in construction (civil engineer/project managment) and he is paid very well to move to East Armpit USA for as long as it takes to build something, and then move again. We are from an itsy bitsy town in Montana, so I'm used to long winters, and driving halfway across a state for goods and services. I lived in Minot for three years, and loved every minute of it! I think there's one in Minot, but I haven't been home yet this year.
I'd go back, except my wife would divorce me--she just hates snow. Tripler The cold just helps keeps out the riff-raff and the damned hippies from California.--It's bitterly cold in the winter with lots of snow. Did I mention that the winters are bitterly cold with lots of snow? : D As for the lack of salt, well, salting roads doesn't work in our winters on the northern plains - too cold. :mad: The kids are grown & gone, so that's not an issue. I didn't live in Minot, I'm from Bismarck originally, but I had a few friends that went to school up there.
When were were finally ensconced in the pop-up camper, they'd land on the window screens and poke their stingers in through the mesh trying to get a little nourishment. Outside, going to the rest rooms, we'd zip our hoodies all the way and pull the hood into a little peep hole and rruuuuuunnnn. I suspect there's a supply of the food of the gods seeping out of the ground somewhere around there. (This was my preferred type when I was living in Helena, since it's much less a pain in the ass to install. There's a devoted population of folks who basically live out on the river in their boats in the summer months, "commuting" via motorboat back to the docks where their cars are parked to go to work every day.
I have been stationed in lovely Minot for over 7 years now, and it isn't as bad as you make it out to be. Provided the car didn't have a corrugated lower hose, that is.)May I please steal that line and/or concept? I can't wait to use it on a neighbor (here in Vegas) and a couple of golf buddies. I'm fairly sure I picked up a case of West Nile virus the last time I was out there though, so be sure to wear protection. Actually, I'd say it provides about as much benefit to the locals who work there through the tourist season as it does to the tourists.
Google is not encouraging -- No Costco in the entire state, only advertised grocery store within 100 miles is a Super Walmart, lots of houses for sale, none for rent, damn few apartments, and 2000 census says exceedingly WASP. The base brings in money for the town, so who knows why the people hate it so much. They tend to be expensive as well because...well, the military are the ones to rent them (mostly) and the owners know they can get the rent.
He even said that when we went out around the town, he had a wear a hat to hide his military haircut to avoid getting hassled. ID=264) Venue for both the Norsk Hstfest and the North Dakota State Fair. ID=317)Hey, don't knock 'em, they're entertainment, and they go on for days. A population of 37,000 plus the cashflow generated by a big air force base can pay for a lot of operas and twee boutiques. only advertised grocery store within 100 miles is a Super Walmart The operative word here is "advertised", I guess. Later on, Minot was the city I went to with my buddies to get the latest in electronic gadgets - that's where I first saw a CD player. A few other things: --Unless you're living on base, the town rental properties are few and far between and are largely NOT pet friendly.