New to North Dakota: State’s booming economy draws new and returning residentsThe story of North Dakota’s booming economy is now well-known across the country. To help attract workers to the nation’s third-least populous state (ahead of Wyoming and Vermont), the Commerce Department has hosted job fairs in Denver, Chicago and Minneapolis. There have also been online job fairs. In a state with a population of 672,591, new faces stick out. So who are these people who saw North Dakota as a land of opportunity? Hear the stories of nine new and returning faces to North Dakota.