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Area residents take off to the land of prosperity: North Dakota

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Chances are you’ve heard the stories, of fast food jobs paying $15 an hour and starting salaries for truck drivers around $80,000 a year.


That’s why many people are leaving Brainerd, where unemployment was at 10.9 percent in September, and heading to western North Dakota, where the oil boom is creating thousands of jobs.

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