Kent Nerburn, tidigare lärare i skolan i Red Lake, om skotten som dödade tio personer.
I Road Angels beskriver han regionen i Minnesota:
Few people visit us. Other than the occasional fisherman and resorter, and Canadians on their way to the bejeweled wealth of American cities to the south, travelers bypass this empty quadrant of the state. With the possible exception of the origin of the Mississippi River, there is little here to draw them.