You measure distance in minutes.
Weather is 80% of your conversation.
Down south to you means Iowa.
You call highways "freeways."
Snow tires came standard on your car.
You have no concept of public transportation.
75% of your graduating high school class went to the Univ. of Minnesota.
You know more than 1 person that has hit a deer.
People from other states love to hear you say words with "o"s in them.
You know what and where "Dinkytown" is.
"Perkins" was a popular hangout option in high school.
You have no problem saying or spelling "Minneapolis."
You can list all the "Dales."
You hate "Fargo" but realize that a lot of your family has that accent.
You get mad at people who think Fargo is in Minnesota.
Your school classes have been canceled because of snow or cold.
You know what Mille Lacs is and how to spell it.
You assume when you say "The Cities" people know where you are referring to.
You know what the numbers 694, 494, I-94, 394 mean.
You have tried boiled fish in lye at Christmas.
You know the 2 sports-related reasons why we hate Dallas.
Nothing gets you madder than seeing a Green Bay sticker on a MN car.
You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly.
You can pinpoint exactly where each scene in "Untamed Heart" was filmed.
You can spot the three-second cameo appearance by "The Artist formerly Known as Prince" in "Fargo."
You’re a loyal Target shopper.
You’ve licked frozen metal.
The only reason you go to Wisconsin is to get fireworks or to fish.
You own an ice house, a snowmobile, and a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
You wear shorts when it’s 50 degrees outside in March, but bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60.
You know people that have more fishing poles than teeth.
You remember WLOL.
It feels like the Mississippi is everywhere you go.
When you talk about "opener" you are not talking about cans.
You have gone Trick-or-Treating in 3 feet of snow.
You know that when it comes to AM, there is only WCCO, besides, what else do you need?
You know what the word SPAM stands for (in more ways than one)
You carry jumper cables in your car.
You drink "POP," not "SODA"
There was a time when you were SO proud that Soul Asylum is from MN
In a conversation you heard someone say "yah, sure, you betcha" and you didn’t laugh.
Everyone you know has a cabin.
You get sick of people asking you where Paisley Park is.
You know that Lake Wobegon isn’t real and you know who made it up, where they live, and exactly what to do about it.