Why were you in Babbitt, that is the definition of bum f*ck Egypt?
Couldn't agree more, but it was better than the cities or nearly anywhere else in MN. I was born in Ely and grew up in Babbitt. Got the hell out of the state as soon as I graduated from high school. Just as the last mines were closing (for the first time) back in the mid 80's. Haven't been to Babbitt since probably '88 or '89.
Living in Montana, boating in Idaho