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The Best of … Minnesota

November 4, 2013

Where you choose to live says a lot about you. And if you don’t like what it says, chances are you’re telling everyone why.

There are lists upon lists of different ways to define the states we live in – some of them apt, some of them just copping an attitude. Here are some of my favorites with my state of Minnesota pulled out in profile.

Most Famous Book – “Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis

YA book – “Shiver” by Maggie Stiefvater

Movie – Fargo

Music star – Prince

TV show that best represents – Coach

Comedian – Mitch Hedberg

Pornhub’s top search term – College

Sport – High school ice hockey

Best NFL player – Terrell Suggs

Most famous athlete from the state – Dave Winfield

Best sports moment – Twins’ Kirby Puckett belts a walk-off home run in the 11th inning in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

Best golf course – Interlachen C.C., Edina

Best sports hottie – Lindsey Vonn

Top Ad Agency – Fallon

Brand That Best Fits – Pillsbury

Food – Fried food on a stick

Food – Hotdish

Iconic food – Lutefisk

Fattiest Food – Dairy Queen’s FlameThrower GrillBurger

Sandwich – The Juicy Lucy

Burger joint – Casper & Runyon’s Nook

Best brewery – Summit

Craft beer – Summit Extra Pale Ale

Craft brewery – Surly Brewing Company

Pizza – Black Sheep Pizza

Ice Cream Parlor – Sebastian Joe’s

Best view – Rose Lake Cliffs, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Top landmark – Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca

Best bike ride – Cuyuna Lakes

No. 1 in an environmental or public health category – Top exercise rate

Last in an environmental or public health category – Highest overall rate of autism

Most popular new car – Ford F-150

Most screwed up thing – Tornadoes

Does best – Mall of America

Top U.S. University – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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