Originally Posted by frey0011
I would say try to get north of St. Cloud if you can. I am originally from northern Minnesota and now live near Rochester. I spend way too much time and money driving up north to do the things that I like to do (i.e. hunting, fishing, atv's etc). I love the Duluth area and with the current economy housing is rather inexpensive there.
I am from central MN and now live near Rochester. I love getting back to Mille Lacs or up to the north shore, or Ely, or..... lotsa places I guess, but there is a lot to do down here, too. Hunting, fishing (trout streams), camping, canoeing....
I guess I would not hesitate to move to any rural area in the state!