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Fishing seems to be picking up in a few places around the area. Sometimes, while sitting in that ice house with whoever, the strangest topics get discussed. Who are we as Minnesotans? Many different things characterize us as the stoic, strong individuals of the north, so I put together a few that I could directly relate. You know you are a Minnesotan if:

You know how to Polka, but never tried it sober.

FFA was the most popular club in school.

You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.

You hear someone use the word "oof-dah" and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.

You think fast food is hitting a deer at 65 mph.

You or someone you know was a "Dairy Princess" at a county fair. (I married one)

You know that "combine" is a noun.

You know that creek rhymes with pick.

Football, fishing, and hunting schedules are checked before wedding dates are set.

There was at least one kid in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning.

You have driven your car on a lake.

I'm sure there are many more, but these are just a few that come to mind. Good luck fishing and enjoy the great weather. Watch out for the soft spots.

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+ you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping the food will swim by.

+ you believe that rushing out on the lakes with your pick-up in November is nature's way of upgrading the state's gene pool.

+ your Dad's sun tan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead.

+ you believe the only REAL vehicles have skis in front and a loud motor under your seat.

+ you have a nickname for your chain saw and you pat it on the fuel tank at the end of a hard day's sawing.

+ you have ever worn shorts and a parka at the same time.

+ you were delighted to get a miniature snow shovel for your 3rd birthday.

+ your birthday was in April, and you still got to use the shovel right away.

+ your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

+ you support the preservation of forests, farmland and wetlands because that's where you hunt deer, pheasants and geese.

+ your 35 years old and it is still fun to stick your tongue to a pole in the middle of January.

+ your bank has the name of your town included in its name.

+ the temperature in March is above freezing for three days in a row, and you think it's summer.

+ you laugh out loud every time you see a news report about a blizzard shutting down the entire east coast.

+ the first time you saw "Grumpy Old Men" you thought it was a documentary.

+ you think that "UFF DA" is a standard English phrase.

+ you can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen "Ole and Lena" jokes.

+ you know people named Ole and Lena.

+ you thank God every morning for not making you an Iowan.

+ you believe that bitter cold, a slippery surface and speed go together in a sport and on the Interstate.

+ you fall asleep by counting mosquitoes

+ you fall asleep to the soothing sound of mosquitoes buzzing.

+ Da Yoopers is your favorite band.

+ You can't wait for deer hunting so you can hear " Da Turdy Point Buck" played on the radio.

+ You break ice with your boat so you can go duck hunting.

+ Its a good day of fishing when you sit for 12 hours and just get a bite.

+ The day after fishing closes Fishingminnesota.com posts the exact time until the season reopens. smile.gif

Sorry that was way to fun. grin.gif

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everyone knows what a hotdish or casserole is.

some of the first presents you get your son when he knows how to walk is hockey related.

you end a sentence with the word "with"...like come with, or go with.

All we talk about is the weather...it always could be better or worse.

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    • Caden132321
      Wasn’t quite sure how this week would turn out because of all the reviews but have had a blast and caught some awesome fish. Very weedy in most of the lake canoe out to less weedy area and fished around the weeds caught multiple 4  even heavier bass in a row definitely recommend it
    • MarkB
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    • Mike89
      only you smurf!!!  🤣😎
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      😊mom taught me at an early age not to pee on the furniture!!😉
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    • LakeofthewoodsMN
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    • Wanderer
      Nope, not there anymore.  Just don’t get up there enough anymore.  Sadly.   Taxes are cheap enough to not really worry about and still have it.     smurf does the pissin’.  I wouldn’t do a thing like that to good furniture. 😉
    • Mike89
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      🤣 so you drove threw Remer then? home of sasquatch!!!!!!!!🤗👌
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