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Patrick Case relocated to Northwood, N.D., for job security 13 months ago after being laid off from his job as a used car lot manager. A month ago he and 25 co-workers were laid off at Northwood Mills, where he'd been employed since September

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Patrick Case decided to return to his native North Dakota after he was laid off from his job as a used car lot manager in Florida 13 months ago.


"The housing boom was going south, which affected the car business, which cost me my job," he said. "Ultimately, I had to sell my house and the whole nine yards."

He returned to the community of Northwood, where his father lived.

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