http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/us/01dakota.html?_r=1&ex=1356930000&en=978babe603aea220&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin I grew up north of North Dakota (imagine how cold that is!) in Canada. Always laughed at North Dakota for being more boring than where I grew up. Now oil has been discovered towards the Montana border. This article describes it as being a good thing and a bad thing. What do you think?