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Old 01-07-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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Be prepared to have to work your ass off to ingratiate yourself into super closed off social circles. You'll feel just as insecure as you did in High School.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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If you are American you won't experience much culture shock, you will just find yourself staying indoors a lot and drinking hot chocolate during a certain time of the year.
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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People drive very rudely here compared to most other parts of the county.
Personally I think driving rudely is the norm in almost any populated area in the U.S. now, particularly once interstates start to get at all congested.

Of the places I've lived/traveled in the past decade, I'd say the west side of Cleveland was the least aggressive, but it was also the least crowded. Minneapolis doesn't strike me as any worse than Chicago, or Portland, or Boston, or etc.
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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People are saints here compared to many if not most other places... It's funny though because it's sort of this passive-aggressive style of driving which I like to call 'survival mode'. Meaning people drive very defensively since ya kind of have to in these parts... considering 9 months of the year you just never know what you'll find on the roads. Now the passive part comes into play when you actually do go even though they weren't really letting you in but you have to get over so you sort of, kind of but not intentionally cut them off and then they avoid all chances of contact. They now trail way behind and by all means would never make eye contact after not kindly allowing you in.

P.s. I love my fellow Minnesotans!!!
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Don't expect us to talk like the movie FARGO.....we just don't.
If you don't like to hunt and fish, stay in the metro area.
Bring a hat, mittens, scarf and good pair of boots, although you'll see crazy Minnesotans wearing shorts when it's 10 degrees outside. STUPID is tattoo'd on their foreheads.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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Well despite the not so happy replies, I am still excited about our move to Minnesota. We visitied (Rochester where we will be moving). I think we will fit in nicely. Learning to dress for the winter will be the hardest thing, I think
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I've read a few comments that made me chuckle....but only because they are so very true. Minnesota is filled with a lot of good hard working people and we've got lots of forests and lakes to recreate in/on too. However, in my opinion, the one thing that defines Minnesota best (if you were to pick one thing) is an extended season of cool/cold/frigid weather.

If we make the national news for something, it's invariably got something to do with frigid weather. My wife and I always laugh about that when watching the national news. If we're mentioned, it's going to be somehow related to the frigid weather we're experiencing.

If you can learn to love cold weather, you'll be a happy person. We have good people, lots of forests, lakes and many recreational activities if you can deal with many months of cool/cold/frigid weather.

As someone else mentioned, if you can't deal with cold weather, you'll be spending lots of time inside much of the year....better have some inside hobbies. Secondly, as someone else mentioned also, you'll soon realize that about every casual conversation you have, or words exchanged while passing on the sidewalk, will contain some version of a weather report as to how nice it is, how cold it is etc...
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Please don't whine about the weather. Thank you.
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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dress in layers and...........rosemount
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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rosemount?
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