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Kevin Holten

Holten: Life is not risk free, nor is it meant to be

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Do you know what has become taboo in North Dakota?

Risk.

Now you might scoff at such a suggestion, especially since we are in the midst of an oil boom. But it's true. North Dakota is a no-risk state and has been since long before the oil boom.

It didn't start out that way.

I know this because I've heard my grandfather's stories. Nor is it necessarily a bad thing, but it will affect our long-term legacy and it will result in unachieved potential.

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