THE THINGS OUTSIDERS THINK ABOUT MINNESOTA

For some reason, people who don't live in Minnesota, or have never visited our state have their own thoughts about our state. Let's cover some of the basics.

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MINNESOTA'S STATE CAPITAL IS?

Non Minnesotans think that Minneapolis is our state capital. Some people think that "Minneapolis St. Paul" is our state capital. Although we do call them The Twin Cities, St. Paul and Minneapolis are two different places; and St. Paul is home to our Capital.

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OUR FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP

You say Starbucks; We say Caribou. Caribou Coffee...It just feels like Minnesota. So there you go.

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YES- WE REALLY DO HAVE MORE THAN 10,000 LAKES

Water? Can you say water? Yes. We live on it whether it's frozen or not. Fishing happens here all year long. Come park your truck on the lake parking lot and join us.

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BUG SPRAY IS A NECESSITY

Bug spray IS a necessity here if you are planning on spending time outside. Water means bugs...and we've got the water. No worries, keep bug spray on hand and there's no stopping us from going outside for a game of bean bags, or a walk around the lake.

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OUR MOST POPULAR STEREOTYPE: MINNESOTA NICE

We are quite passive aggressive. We are going to be nice to you. But if you push our buttons, you may find that we may not be back for round two. There's no need to get mean about it...We just won't be playing with you anymore; and you'll have to figure out why we left the party.

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