11 Things Longtime Minnesotans Wish They Could Tell Newcomers

A lot of times, outsiders don’t know what to make of Minnesota. And it’s no wonder when you realize that our state defies expectations in a lot of ways. We’re in the Midwest, but we have a thriving metro area with plenty of local culture. We’re known for our frigid winters, but our summers are incredible. So what’s a newcomer to the Land of 10,000 Lakes supposed to expect? Here are a few things longtime Minnesotans with they could tell newbies or people hoping to move here:

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Minnesotans, is there anything you’d add to the list? Feel free to share in the comments!