Home of classic lingo such as ‘Dontcha know, Ya you betcha, Ah geez’ and the ever so popular Tater Tot Hotdish.
This is where I come from, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to 1,000,000,000,000 mosquitoes. You’d think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not. We’re also home to wildly talented sports teams who rarely win championships with the exception of our WNBA players, The Lynx; those ladies are known for consistently kicking major arse.
Ask anyone in the Midwest and they’ll tell you that our North Shore is the vacation destination for many a Minnesotans and beyond. You can also ask them about the city of Duluth (up along the North Shore) and most will go on and on about how beautiful it is, how peaceful it is, and how awesome it is to have such a getaway so close to home. I’d have to agree.
We’re ranked 21st in population in the nation and 60% of our residents live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We take pride in our annual State Fair celebration however we take even more pride in the foods we can fry and eat off of a stick. We have two other well-known nicknames other than Land of 10,000 Lakes: The North Star State and The Gopher State. Why those names? you ask. Well I hear Google is real helpful with questions like these.
Climate. Minnesota has one other well known nickname however it tends to come out only in the wintertime: Minnesnowta. Not only are we known for the insanely cold temperatures in the dead of winter (as low as -60 degrees Fahrenheit or -50 degrees Celsius) we’re also known for the stupidly insane amounts of snow we can receive in one day, 36 inches or even in one storm, 47 inches. Basically picture your average three or four-year old standing up and being completely covered by snow.
Welcome to Minnesnowta.