Why We Live in Minnesota

HELLO SUPER BOWL FANS! Welcome to Minnesota!
A Visitors Guide to Understanding Minnesotan Life and Behavior (Part Three):

Before you step outside and inevitably ask us how can we POSSIBLY live here, please consider:

– The Land of 10,000 Lakes actually has 11,842.

– At 90,000 miles, we have more shoreline than Florida, California and Hawaii…combined!

– Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people, more than any other state.

– All those lakes are full of fresh water. (All the rivers too.)

– We have one of the highest standards of living in the country.

– Minneapolis was named the nation’s most gay-friendly city.

– Minneapolis was awarded the title most bike-friendly city.

– We have all the major sports teams, NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, MLS, BIG10 & an active Championship dynasty in the WNBA.

– St. Paul hosts a huge Saint Paul Winter Carnival every February: you can visit it while you’re here.

– We have the 2nd largest State Fair in the country. (Dang Texas.) Minnesota State Fair

– For five years Minneapolis pub, The Local, held the record for selling more Jameson Irish Whiskey than any other bar in the world, this includes bars in Ireland!

– Minnesota has a higher voter turnout rate than any other state in the union.

– Minnesota has some of the best K–12 test scores in the nation.

– We sell more theater tickets per capita than Chicago or Seattle.

– In the height of Minnesota summer, we have daylight til well after 10pm.

– Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country.

– There’s no sales tax on clothing.

– The Mississippi River headwaters flow from Minnesota.

– Our sports fans are generally very nice and throw only confetti after a victory.

– My mom lives here.

– Did I mention we produced Prince?

So maybe the real question is, how can you possibly NOT want to live here?

Eh?

Em-I-Right?

Whatever…we like it.

Check out the rest of our “visitor’s guide” series at:

Hey Super Bowl Fans, We Don’t Want Your Business

11 Things Super Bowl Fans Should Know About Minnesota

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