Minnesota - its awesome
I grew up in a small town similar to scroggins in mn, have traveled to every state in the country, lived in California (over rated), Iowa, and currently live in the Twin cities in Minnesota.
Minnesota is great. We have clean air, good economy, good schools, low crime, the highest civic engagement and volunteer rates in the country. The lowest prison rate. And the most fortune 500 companies per capita in the nation.
Minneapolis is considered to have one of the most vibrant music and art scenes. And one of the best park systems in the nation.
Sure we have some problems (no place is perfect) but over all a pretty darn good place.
If you ever come to visit please don't just go to the mall of america, make a point to see more of our beautiful state.
Gotta embrace the snow, once you do you'll never want to live without it.