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20 Surprising Things You May Not Expect When Moving To Minnesota

As a non-native Minnesotan, I will say I encountered A LOT of surprises upon my move to Minneapolis.  Any new Minnesotan will quickly learn we have loads of lakes and accents that may occasionally seem funny to outsiders, but there are definitely some lesser know things about Minnesota.

As a Californian, I will admit, I thought Minnesota was a butter-filled arctic wasteland. But I did my research, and was pleasantly surprised enough to pack up my car and drive all the way to the land of 10,000 lakes. Here are the 20 things that may surprised you the most when moving to Minnesota”

So, for all the native Minnesotans, remember you have a lot to be proud of. This is a beautiful and wonderful state and it doesn’t get nearly enough credit!

Jo Magliocco
Minnesota staff writer for Only in Your State and owner of Minnesota blog NorthGuide.co, I'm a Minneapolis transplant who loves my cats, camera, and local coffee. On the weekends I'm usually exploring the North Shore or making my way through the list of Minnesota's State Parks. Want to talk about MN or ask me a question? Tweet me @sotafiedjo!