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Fire, Ice and Fortune

The average low temperature in North Dakota in the month of February is 5.9 degrees. So what would it take for you to move there? What if it also meant leaving behind family, working grueling hours and living in a barren compound surrounded by strangers? Well, thousands of Floridians are doing just that. First Coast News traveled to the western plains to meet these transplants, and find out what brought them there.

Fire, ice & fortune: The downside of boomtown life

10:52 PM, Feb 5, 2013

When the winter sun sets in western North Dakota, the icy landscape begins to glow.

 

Fire, ice & fortune: Floridians chase the new oil boom

8:26 PM, Feb 5, 2013

Located in the northwestern corner of North Dakota, surrounded by remote prairie and treeless bluffs, the town of Williston is ground zero for the new oil boom.

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