I wouldn’t go out in Dickinson, North Dakota at night, on a dare, or if you paid me. My experiences living in Dickinson for nearly six years have taught me that you do not go out at night in Dickinson.
I have had so many bad experiences going out in Dickinson at night, even just to get something to eat, go to the grocery store or WalMart, that I know not to do it. From what I see, 95% of everyone else in Dickinson feels the same way, they won’t go out at night in Dickinson.
The number one reason or cause for people not wanting to go out at night in Dickinson, is the City of Dickinson Police. The City of Dickinson Police have been so aggressive in scrutinizing, surveilling, stalking, following, tail gaiting, stopping, and questioning people at night in Dickinson, even when they are just going to the grocery store or WalMart, that people don’t even want to leave their homes at night.
If you aren’t doing anything wrong, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about? No, that’s not how it works. The City of Dickinson Police want to find something to charge you with, so they will ask you questions about what you are doing, where you are going, have you had any alcohol to drink, do you have any weapons in your vehicle, and more. You are going to have to explain yourself to their satisfaction, while they try to find something wrong with your driver’s license, registration, proof of insurance, vehicle, vehicle contents, your activities, your attitude, and other things.
The City of Dickinson Police have gotten people so conditioned to being scrutinized, followed, and stopped at night, that fewer, and fewer, and fewer people go out at night, to the point that Villard Street, the main thoroughfare through town, is just about completely vacant.
Because the streets in Dickinson are so completely vacant at night, when a vehicle does enter a street at night, the Dickinson Police automatically assume that this person must be a law-breaker and up to no good, because no one is supposed to be out at night, no one is allowed out at night.
The second most common reason why people do not go out in Dickinson at night, is why would you? If you went to the drive through of Arby’s, Wendy’s, or Taco Bell in Dickinson, the food and the service that you get, would be equal to what you would find anywhere else in the United States. And this is about as good as it gets for dining in Dickinson. For something better than fast food, you could order take-out from Upin Thai.
But going inside a fast food restaurant in Dickinson at night, or any restaurant in Dickinson at night, you are most likely going to find blue collar male workers from the oil field or construction. If you have worked in Dickinson for two years, three years, six years, all day, every day with blue collar male workers, do you want to spend any more time with them?
I will say, that at the fast food restaurants in Dickinson, there are some young girls who work there, who are nice, cute, attractive, silly, funny, and entertaining, but you can’t or shouldn’t bother them too much while they are working.
If you go to a sit down restaurant in Dickinson with waitresses, if you are a normal adult who has lived in Dickinson for a few years, you know from experience that these waitresses are from Coeur D’Alene, Seattle, or Spokane. They and their boyfriend were drug addicts who could not get a job or keep a job where they were living, so they came to Dickinson. They are shitty, callous, jaded human beings, who just want to get high on meth or heroin. Knowing this, would you want to go out to eat at restaurant in Dickinson, or would you rather stay home?