MINOT, N.D. — Freelance journalist Danielle Braff, in a recent travel dispatch published by The New York Times , had some very nice things to say about Fargo.
In a lengthy profile, studded with beautiful pictures, Braff extolled the bars and restaurants and general cultural milieu of our state’s largest city. She even zoomed out a bit and gave a plug to the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown.
Given all the nice words Braff had for the Fargo region, it is with some degree of reluctance that I must lodge a criticism: Did she really need to act so surprised that Fargo is an appealing place?
The condescension began at the beginning with the headline: “Geez, Even Fargo Has Gone Upscale.”