If you live in the Northern Wilds, you live in a community. Of course, this is true for people living anywhere, but the word “community” takes on a deeper, more personal meeting when you reside in a lightly populated region such as ours. Even our cities, Thunder Bay and Duluth, are really just outsized small towns. We not only know our neighbors, we also know all sorts of folks around town. For most us, we see familiar faces just about anytime we are out and about. While we may grumble that “everyone knows your business” in a small town, we also will admit that “knowing your neighbors” is why many of us choose to live here. Folks who move here from more populated places are often struck by how quickly they get to know and become part of the community.
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