Economy's woes spreading to region
GRAND FORKS - Thirteen months ago, Patrick Case was laid off from his job as a used-car lot manager in Florida.
"The housing boom was going south, which affected the car business, which cost me my job," he said. "Ultimately, I had to sell my house and the whole nine yards."
He returned to his North Dakota roots, specifically to Northwood, where his father lived. Family was one reason for relocating. Job security was another.
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