Magazine Calls My Mother’s Hometown “Worst Town in Minnesota”
MoneyWise magazine named my mother’s hometown as the worst city in Minnesota to live in for 2021.
I have vacationed many times in this northern Minnesota town at my grandparents’ house for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving – you name it. I loved spending time there with Grandma and Grandpa.
When I was little they lived next to the chief of police, so I got into police cars and made tours of the station. My grandmother was a schoolteacher and my grandfather worked as an electrician.
The town’s history is so deeply tied to the timber industry that it is known as the ‘Wood City’ – even after its affinity for dry tinder fueled a fire that destroyed much of it. of the area in 1918. For more than a century, the paper mill, match factory, and ceiling tile factory provided hundreds of jobs for the people of Minnesota, but this way of life seems endangered. The match factory closed in 2017.
Aside from family life, my fondest memory of this northeastern Minnesota community was how bad it smelled most of the time. It’s better these days with new technology, but the stench was unpleasant in the wood pulp and paper industry. Think sulfur, poo, and rotten eggs.
Are you looking for tasty dishes? Gordie’s Charleston in this city has been featured several times in the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”. (Try the onion rings, chili, fish sandwich, and burgers.) They are now closed for the winter.
Poll says …
The Worst City to Live in Minnesota According to MoneyWise Magazine for 2021 is Cloquet.
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