You Know You're in Minnesota When...: 101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the North Star State

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Globe Pequot, Dec 1, 2005 - Travel - 103 pages
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Many worry that these United States are becoming too much like each other -- but Minnesotans know differently. Fun for all ages, this trivia-cum-brag-book highlights and celebrates the North Star State's different traditions, fashions, cuisine, and history with humor.
For example, you know you're in Minnesota when . . .
*you drink your coffee light and often
*you buy alcohol from an onsale or an offsale
*the mosquito is the real state bird
*you know the sport ringette
*you can jump from one bank of the Mississippi River to the other
*supporting the Green Bay Packers is treason
*lefse is a holiday staple
*you bowl with a frozen turkey
*Betty Crocker is a considered a local
*sweatshirts are the unofficial uniform

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About the author (2005)

Minnesota native Berit Thorkelson specializes in Midwestern travel. Her writing has appeared in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, the Chicago Tribune, and Midwest Living magazine.

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