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Duluth News Tribune: Washington Post reporter visits nation’s ‘ugliest’ Red Lake County

As a journalist, it’s Christopher Ingraham’s job to ask questions.

But it was Red Lake County residents who had a few questions for him Thursday, namely: “What do you think of our county now?”

Ingraham is the Washington Post reporter who infamously wrote last week that a U.S. Department of Agriculture index ranked Red Lake County as the “absolute worst place to live in America,” based on its natural features.

The online backlash was immediate, with residents tweeting scenic photos of their home county. Even U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., got in on the criticism.

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