There's a lot in Minnesota to love. You can start with our over 10,000 lakes and distinctive four seasons.   Then there's our snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice skating.  What about meat raffles and pull-tabs? And we can't overlook "Minnesota Nice", you can't get that anywhere else!

So if you had to leave Minnesota, what would you miss most? I asked that question on Facebook to see what Central Minnesota thought and got some great responses.  It all started because i mentioned that one of the things I missed while I lived out of state was being able to play pull-tabs.  Now that I'm back I've had fun with it again.

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What would you miss most about MN if you had to move away?

There were lots of great responses!  Some heartwarming, others funny.


  • Ken Ferris - Meat Raffles
  • Lynn Cedergren - Experiencing all 4 distinct seasons (even though sometimes some of them last way longer or shorter than they should).
  • Brenda K. Gerrard - My friends and family
  • Jessica Kowarsch - I miss Top the Tater the most.  Kidding!  It's my oldest but Top the Tator is a close second.
  • Ebony Morgan - SNOW!
  • Jamie Johnson - Miss all of the beautiful lakes.
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After many years of living out of state I can whole-heartedly agree with all of these.  Well wait.  Let me revise that comment.  I can agree with most of these comments. All except the one that said, "SNOW".  I can do without that.  Or at least keep it to very little snow.

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