Dickinson ranked 6th best city to live in, wants to improve

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DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson got some national recognition Monday when "MONEY" magazine ranked it the sixth best city in the United States to live in.

The city was one of many that had a population boom during the Bakken oil boom, but was able to fall back on base in the manufacturing and service industries.

City leaders are happy the recognition and are using this momentum to look for ways to continue to expand Dickinson's appeal. The City commission laid out three goals: enhancing downtown, upgrade trails and sidewalks and looking at a possible event center.

City Administrator Shawn Kessel says it's about improving on the base they have.

“They're all things that people look for and need as they choose a community to live in and that's what this is about is people selecting Dickinson maybe over a different community,” said Kessel.

Fishers, Indiana took the top spot on the list.