March 6, 2016

CITIES WERE A MISTAKE:

A change of heart: Journalist who reported Minnesota county was 'worst place to live' is moving there (April Baumgarten, Mar 5, 2016, grand Forks Herald)

A Washington Post journalist said he is moving to a Minnesota county he once reported as being "the absolute worst place to live in America."
 
Christopher Ingraham, who writes about politics, drug policy and all things data, announced Saturday morning on his Facebook page he is moving in May to Red Lake County.

"It's true, we've been planning it for a while now," he told the Herald. "We are just trying to find a place to stay, and once we have that ironed out, we'll be heading out there." [...]

The uproar culminated into a visit to the county by Ingraham after being invited by Jason Brumwell, owner of Voyageur's View Campground and Outfitters north of Red Lake Falls. Ingraham was greeted by city officials and business owners as he toured the county, which included a welcome by the local school's drumline, a roofless school bus ride, kayaking and a visit to a dairy farm.

"The cows were lovely," he said. "Hopefully, we can move next to the cows."

Ingraham said he expects to live in Red Lake County with his family for about one or two years, though the length of their stay is "open-ended."

He and his wife, Briana, who wanted to take some time off to raise their 2-year-old twin sons, decided to move from Ellicott City, Md., to Red Lake County in part because they wanted to raise their children in the country and "partially for an adventure."

He added his trip to the Minnesota county also played a part in the decision.

"It really made an impression on me, I think," he said. "It was kind of under very strange circumstances, obviously, going out there, but I had a lot of fun.

"It just kind of stuck in my mind. The more my wife and I talked about the idea, the more it grew on us."

It's just responsible parenting.

Posted by at March 6, 2016 12:45 PM

  

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