There's always a number of different nuances to any community or in our case "communities". The inside jokes that set us apart at the same time hold us together. Now, they may be geographically historical or seemingly insignificant, but there is a laundry list of singular things that resonate in these communities that you need to understand so as not to be labeled "an outsider". Let me just punch out a quick list of of regional "truisms" that might make your assimilation into the area that much easier.

JUST GOOD ADVICE IF YOU'RE MOVING TO BISMARCK/MANDAN.

Well I hope this helps shed a little light on the great communities of Bismarck and Mandan.  Probably the first thing you need to know is that Bismarck and Mandan are two wholly different cities.  This is not a Fargo/West Fargo situation where one city is in fact "just more Fargo".

Bismarck and Mandan are two separate entities with two separate personalities.  You may find that one suits you and your family better than the other.  But, combined- they suit everybody just fine.  They really are great places to live.

I'd invite everyone to comment and add your own Bismarck/Mandan "truisms" as I have only scratched the surface. I've been in the area for 20 years and have seen significant changes in both Bismarck and Mandan.  It seems to me that slowly but surely the two communities are moving closer together.  Which is great because both have much to offer.

Welcome to town y'all.