As a native of North Dakota, I’ve always found southern Minnesota winters to be a bit of a letdown (although last week certainly got my attention).
But there are those who find the whole thing rather brisk, and prefer hiking to shoveling snow. And so they retire to other states.
Turns out Arizona is the #1 destination for Minnesota snowbirds.
And the story Martin Moylan of Minnesota Public Radio did about the subject last week was actually really good and informative.
But I wondered about this bit here:
Politically, Arizona has been bright red historically. But it may be turning purple, and, if politics matter, newcomers can find communities that align with their social and other perspectives.
Translated: “Don’t worry, all of you Urban Progressive Privilege entitlees; even here in a whole new place, there nothing that says you need to rattle your echo chamber by learning to treat other peoples’ perspectives as anything other than caricatures”.
Wonder why they felt the need to do that?