7 Things Minnesotans Need to Stop Doing

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Minnesotans are good people. Considerate and polite, they show a genuine concern for nature, and display a marked enthusiasm for beef and dairy products. Minnesotans invented Scotch tape and the Bundt cake pan. Our university performed both the first open-heart surgery and bone-marrow transplant in the entire country. Weird Al Yankovic wrote a song about our gigantic twine ball, and another about our famous canned meat product, Spam.

Yes, these are truly the markings of good folk.

But then there's a bunch of extremely annoying and strange things that people do here that the rest of the country looks at with a furrowed brow and a wince. Although the faithfully Minnesotan thing would be to smile awkwardly and ignore these troublesome traits, there comes a time when some problems need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the spotlight.

So for the advancement of our culture, here are seven things that Minnesotans need to stop doing.

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The 10 best hidden places around Minnesota for road-trippin'

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There's plenty to keep folks occupied on any given weekend in and around the Twin Cities, but sometimes you just need to get outta town. For those days when wanderlust starts taking over and daydreams of fresh air, adventure, and great hiking trails need to become a reality, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite hidden gems for road-trippin' in the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and nearby).

See also:
50 fun things to do in Minnesota


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The five saddest (and most awesome) celebrity softball fails

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The eyes of the sports world are about to be on Minneapolis, with the MLB All-Star festivities kicking off this weekend.

Between the Home Run Derby, the Futures Game, and the All-Star Game itself, this weekend is a dream for any baseball fan. There's one game, however, that overshadows all of these events: the annual Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.

This Sunday, some of the greatest legends in baseball history like Jim Thome, Ozzie Smith, and Rickey Henderson will join celebrities like Nelly and Andrew Zimmern for what will likely be the most confusing afternoon of sports action we'll see all year.

To prepare you for the awesome invasion of mid-level famous folks, this week we've compiled five of the saddest -- and most amazing -- celebrity softball fails in history. And yes, it includes Tone-Loc.

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The 10 worst places in Minneapolis

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Summertime in Minneapolis -- what could be better? You can ride your bike to the farmers market, drink a summer shandy on the beach, and maybe buy a T-shirt that says "I [PICTURE OF MN] MINNEAPOLIS" in huge letters to show the world your unbridled passion for the greatest city of all time. (Locally printed by an aspiring EDM artist or some shit, of course.)

All right, now it's time to get your organic ice-cream cone smashed in your sunburned face by reality: It's not all smiles here in Minneapolis. Regardless of the shining sun and typically temperate weather, sometimes this place still totally sucks. Rather than having your summer delusions ruined, we'd like to help you avoid some of the city's most disturbing and festering hellholes by presenting you with a list of the 10 worst places in Minneapolis, in no particular order.

See also:
50 reasons we love summer in Minnesota



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50 reasons we love spring in Minnesota

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This year, winter left in a clumsy manner, dumping a foot of snow on us before promising to return next year. But now that the polar vortex and freezing rain storms seem to be over (for now), we're getting psyched to celebrate rebirth and rejuvenation. We've put together a list of our favorite things about spring in the Twin Cities. Are we missing something? Tell us your favorite thing about spring in Minnesota in the comments!

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50 reasons we love winter in Minnesota

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No, winters in Minnesota aren't easy. And yes, there are times we think those southbound snowbirds have figured out what it's all about. But all the grumbling and shivering and frostbite aside, there are reasons we continue to live in this great state during the frigid winter months. In fact, here are 50 of them. Did we miss anything? Leave your favorites in the comments!

See also:
50 Reasons We Love Summer in Minnesota
50 Shades of Minnesota: 50 reasons Minnesota is sexy

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Living well: Take a page from the Twin Cities, says Huff Po

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Our fitness and love of nature help us live well
Huffington Post recently launched a series on living well and how to do it, examining what folks in various cities around the country are doing right. Their latest piece takes a look at the Twin Cities to see why we tend to end up at the top of so many nationwide surveys ranking cities based on health, wealth, and general awesomeness.

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Minneapolis one of the best places to visit in your 20s, HuffPo says



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10 words to summarize Minneapolis biking

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Minneapolis bike pride strikes again, this time in the form of a New York Times online forum entitled "Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words."

The project aims to collect and share rider advice on biking where they live in 10 words or less. The website is now open for submissions from riders around the nation. Minneapolis is one of only 16 cities featured on the Bike Wisdom map, and already boasts dozens of tips from the surrounding metro area.

SEE ALSO: Bike to dinner: St. Paul edition
Summer cycling: A road trip for beginners

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50 Reasons We Love Summer in Minnesota

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After the bitter-cold, never-ending winter, we've finally made it to summer. To celebrate this amazing season when the days get longer and filled with sun, the City Pages staff collected a few of our favorite things to do around the state. Without further ado, here's our love letter to Minnesota summers. Did we miss anything? Leave your favorites in the comments!

See also:
50 Fun Things to Do in Minnesota
50 Reason Minnesota is the Best State in America


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Minneapolis named 6th most creative city in the nation

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Minneapolis is the 6th most creative city in the nation, according to the Creative Vitality Index's recently released 2013 report.

The statistics-based CVI report gave Minneapolis-St. Paul a creativity score over 4.5 times that of the average American city. Our local arts scene managed to ranked above several classically creative areas such as Seattle (7th). Philadelphia (17th), and even Chicago (20th).

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