Keelboat Park in Bismarck
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With employment rates rising every year and a nurturing, pro-business local government, Bismarck has sustained a robust economy even during recent national hardships.
Maybe that's why North Dakota's capitol has been called the "least stressful town in America." Bordered by the Missouri River with ample parkland, golfing and a strong hunting and fishing community, Bismarck is ideal for those with an affinity for outdoor activities.
Winters are harsh, but residents speak warmly of a community that has a reputation of being both safe and trusting.
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