i've been trying to find some quirks that go with living in minnesota, outside of the twin cities area. i've tried googling 'you know you're from minnesota' and related ideas like that, and i've looked on facebook at groups of that nature, but i haven't really found anything. most of what i've found is just refuting the movie fargo, which apparently, didn't show what real minnesota was like, haha.
what i'm looking for is the little details. for example, i'm from upstate ny. we say 'wicked'. we shop at wegman's. things like that. what do people from minnesota say? what are things specific to that area? i've never been to the area, and i'd like to add a little bit of atmosphere to the story i'm writing. anything at all, no matter how small, would be seriously seriously appreciated.
edited to say: wow. i am overwhelmed, and this is absolutely amazing, thank you so much!