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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You know you're in Minnesota when ...
... a stinky jellyfish inspires nostalgia
... Deer Opener is practically a statewide holiday
... you play boot hockey

Minnesota has its own view of the world. Look through that lens and learn 101 quintessential people, places, events, eats, and traditions that help form the personality of the North Star State. You'll find out where dried ...

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Overview

You know you're in Minnesota when ...
... a stinky jellyfish inspires nostalgia
... Deer Opener is practically a statewide holiday
... you play boot hockey

Minnesota has its own view of the world. Look through that lens and learn 101 quintessential people, places, events, eats, and traditions that help form the personality of the North Star State. You'll find out where dried codfish soaked in lye is the meal of choice, why the start of deer season is also known as "Widows' Weekend," and just how many varieties of hockey the locals play. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a born-and-bred native, this book will make you smile as you discover what it really means to be in Minnesota.

 

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A delightful tongue-in-cheek tribute to the people, places, events, customs, and lingo of the great state of Minnesota. Samples: "You know you're in Minnesota when…you bowl with a frozen turkey. / you can jump from one side of the Mississippi River to the other."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762738953
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: You Know You're In Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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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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