Our area used to be a heavy underground iron ore area. Milford Mine was the scene of one of Minnesota's worst mining disasters as miners mistakenly drilled through the wall of an underground lake.
On February 5, 1924, mud and water from a nearby lake flooded the Milford Mine near Crosby, Minnesota, drowning 41 of the 48 men working underground. Thirty-three were married, and this left 88 children fatherless..
Our county, (shire?) has over 1200 lakes in it. This area is Minnesota's "Gold Coast" and we are innundated with thousands of visitors each week who throw beer cans in our lakes, trash our roads and scare our black bears.
Other than that, we love 'em and try to separate their money from their wallets while they are here!