I have written a lot of negative things about Dickinson, North Dakota: Extremely high housing prices, shortage of women and lack of attractive women, prostitution not being allowed though it is needed, police being over zealous in DUI arrests so you can’t safely go out to bars, lack of entertainment and things to do, inhospitable and uncooperative local people. Why would you want to live here? You probably don’t want to live here, I don’t recommend it. Right now, you do not want to move to Dickinson, North Dakota, because many people have just lost their jobs, and there are not many job openings.
If you are here in Dickinson, or if you come to Dickinson, there are a few businesses that I have good things to say about:
Don Pedros Restaurant: I have eaten here about fifteen times in the last two years. The servers have always been pleasant and quick. The food has always been good. Every time I have eaten here, I have had to get a to-go box because there has been so much food. By far the best restaurant in Dickinson, because it is always quick, good, and more than you can eat.
Dan Porter Motors: I have had a Toyota truck serviced several times, and had several repairs done. They have always been quick, did a good job, and the prices were fair.
Charboneau Dodge: I have had a Dodge truck serviced several times, and had several repairs done. They were able to fit me in a couple of times so that I wasn’t without the use of this truck for long. The prices were fair and the repairs were done right the first time.
Parkway Ford: I have had a Ford truck serviced and repaired a couple of times. The prices were slightly higher than what I thought they should have been, but I knew the specific repairs would take a long time, and they were done right.
Paradise Cleaners: Huge improvement over the cleaners/laundry that had been in Dickinson in the past. This cleaner is what you would find in a normal city.
Prairie Hills Mall Cinema: The three movie theaters are in good condition, they are not over-full, many different movie times throughout the day. You can watch a movie and forget you are in Dickinson.
I can almost recommend the West River Community Center: It has two indoor pools, one outdoor pool, four full-size basketball courts, three indoor racketball courts, two indoor tennis courts, indoor track, weight room, rock climbing wall, cardiovascular equipment. The WRCC is open to everyone for a small daily fee. However, Dickinson State University, which is not even a fourth-rate college, has its thugs/athletes come and use the WRCC. Given that Dickinson State University has academic standards that are less than that of most community colleges, and their level of athletics is less than that of a large public high school, you can imagine the type of trash they get for their football and track programs. Probably 80% of the people that came from the hood, that are now living in Dickinson, that can hook you up with some crack, came here because of an invitation from DSU.