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Fargo, N.D., Reborn as Hip, High-Tech City

The historic Fargo theater is now the site of an annual, juried film festival, part of a revival of the city's downtown.
Greg Allen, NPR
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The historic Fargo theater is now the site of an annual, juried film festival, part of a revival of the city's downtown.

While many other U.S. communities struggle with job losses and a sputtering economy, Fargo, N.D., has quietly flourished. Over the last few years, Fargo has consistently posted one of the nation's lowest unemployment rates, as it builds a reputation for high-tech jobs -- and cosmopolitan hipness. NPR's Greg Allen reports.

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As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.