You think these words aren't uttered, but they are...

Before I begin, I'll inform you that I've only been a Minnesota resident for about a year. Thankfully, beforehand, I was well traveled enough to realize that there's more to Minnesota than just the cold.


Some folks just don't get it though...

I decided to ask my friends, and listeners, what dumb questions they commonly get about our fine state. I was shocked at the answers. Let's go over the dumbest of the dumb...

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    "Is it really that cold?"

    Only for 5 months. Not all year round, dummy. In fact, it only gets to be an average of 6 degrees between December and February up north, and 16 further south.

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    "Are there really 10,000 lakes?"

    Nope. We're making it up.

    In all seriousness, according to this website, there are actually 11,842 lakes that are 10 acres or more.

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    "Do you really drive on lakes in the winter?"

    Not if you don't want to die.

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    "Does everyone talk like the movie 'Fargo'?"

    Uh, no.

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    "Are there mountains in Minnesota?"

    Maybe not huge monstrosities, but we have some good hiking. Check it out here.

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    "Everyone likes Prince there, huh?"

    Duh. He's an icon.