19 Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Move To Minnesota

As more and more people move to Minnesota, it’s becoming clear that something has to be done. There simply aren’t enough lakes to accommodate every single Wisconsinite or Iowan who thinks he can just waltz into Minnesota to enjoy our beauty and culture on a whim. It’s time to take a stand. Next time you hear an out-of-stater talking about living in Minnesota, send them these 19 reasons why they should never, ever move to Minnesota.

There you have it. Do you have unique things about living in Minnesota to add? If you’re looking for more reasons not to move to Minnesota, consider this list of the 12 biggest risks living in the state of Minnesota.

The OIYS Visitor Center

living in Minnesota

December 09, 2021

What’s it like living in Minnesota?

In addition to being spectacularly stunning, Minnesota is lucky in that it has four distinct, equally glorious, seasons. (That’s right — we don’t *just* have winter weather here!) Being located in the upper Midwest, Minnesota is able to experience a pretty unique set of seasons throughout the year, each with its own characteristics. The seasonal activities in Minnesota are nothing short of spectacular, and include everything from watching Monarch butterflies migrating through the summer to finding the best pumpkin patches in fall. And we celebrate each season with gusto. From sleigh rides and Christmas trains to apple orchards and flower farms galore, Minnesota knows how to celebrate the changing of seasons in the most wonderful way. Here are the very best seasonal activities in Minnesota, so you can plan a year full of fun! Warning: this list may have you packing your bags to move to the Land of 10,000 Lakes…

Why is Minnesota called the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

Because we have 10,000 Lakes! Just kidding. We actually have 14,380, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. And that’s probably not all of them, either — the list didn’t count any waterbodies under 10 acres. So yes, our name is well-earned, because we do have that many glorious lakes… and then some!

What are some weird things people from Minnesota do?

Where to begin? We Minnesotans are a weird bunch — and we like it that way! For starters, we drink *pop* — not soda. We’re quick to jump on the shorts-and-flip-flip train as soon as temps hover above freezing (can you blame us, though?). We like to linger with our goodbyes… seriously, saying “adios” to a Minnesotan takes for.ever. We love potlucks, especially those with tater tot dishes. And if you think Southern hospitality is a thing, definitely visit Minnesota. We are the kindest, friendliest people around, always willing to lend a helping hand and “You betcha” when necessary. These things aren’t weird; they’re what make us, us.