We find ourselves asking those that have recently moved to a rural area why and how did they decide to relocate to rural Minnesota? The answers are usually touching and they help us realize what we really do have to offer in our small communities. Great schools, job opportunities, friendly neighbors and great community atmosphere are what makes rural living different from big city life. The article below was written by Daily Yonder and highlights a young lady who made a big decision to move everything to Granite Falls, MN. Check out why Sarina Otaibi made the move that changed her life.
Sarina Otaibi has lived in Granite Falls, Minnesota, for three-and-a-half years – long enough to earn a spot on the city council, start converting a decommissioned church into a community space, and create a brewery co-op. She also works full-time for a water-quality nonprofit. Otaibi, who grew up in Saudi Arabia, said she'd like more young people and women to get involved in formal leadership.