So the polar vortex is gone (for now). And to answer the question for anyone not going through it, yes it really was that cold. It was brutal on even short jaunts to the mailbox. However I did go out to the store at one point and there I made some interesting observations.
Well a child with the flu and a round of polar vortex fallout derailed some blogging plans. But that seems to be past so I can get back to business again. Thinking lots about retail pull factors and factors influencing births at the county level as well as issues within the state as far as local areas and recessionary factors.
In this post I branch out from the recent wage discussions to broaden the discussion of Grand Forks, ND by looking at employment comparisons.
I create a county map for North Dakota and look at the deviations of average weekly wage in those counties from the state average.
Some of my previous posts discussed flaws in Brexit negotiations in the past. Here I look at some of the options going forward with some playful humor thrown at what I think is an absolute disaster of a situation.