15 Things People From Minnesota Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

Many out-of-towners forget about Minnesota altogether, so when we’ve grabbed their attention enough to warrant a visit, there are more than a few things we feel the need to explain. Believe it or not, there are a number of stereotypes about Minnesota… and they’re things we have to deal with both inside our own borders and when we travel throughout the nation. Here are just a few of them.

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If you enjoyed this analysis of stereotypes about Minnesota, you might be wondering where the rumors of our renowned friendliness first started. To find out, you’ll have to get to know our people!

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Stereotypes About Minnesota

January 19, 2020

What are some interesting things about Minnesota?

Believe it or not, you’ll find that there are many interesting things about Minnesota. We were originally part of the French territory before we were admitted to the Union in 1858. Though nicknamed The Gopher State, we have the largest U.S. population of timber wolves outside of Alaska. As you settle into our culture, you’ll find that Minnesota traits differ from those of other states.

What are Minnesotans known for?

Minnesota is, perhaps most famously, know for its accent. Living in Minnesota, however, locals know that the accent isn’t prevalent throughout the entirety of the state.

What is the most popular Minnesota stereotype?

Perhaps the most popular stereotype is one of our famous friendliness – depending on who you ask, some would say this trait is exaggerated.

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