Minneapolis Local Customs

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  • 1. People

    It's best not to overgeneralize and expect that the behavior of several Minnesotans represents the people as a whole. We have a lot of diversity (typically more in the twin cities area), which means a...

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  • 2. Sports / Recreation

    Many of the great paths around our urban lakes, parks and riverfront areas are split into two: one for walkers/runners and one for bikers/bladers. Look for markings indicating which is which or just...

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  • 3. Driving

    Not all MN drivers are bad. Actually, most are good drivers. MN nice does apply in traffic. Just put your turn signal on and someone will let you in. You don't need to be an aggressive driver and MN...

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  • 4. Weather / Water

    The "Twin Cities" have devised many strategies for surviving the cold weather. One is the many "skyways" and connecting tunnels among the buildings in downtown Minneapolis. Another is the covered [if...

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  • 5. USS Minneapolis

    (CA-36) – New Orleans class Heavy Cruiser The USS Minneapolis (CA-36) was built for the United States Navy before the outbreak of World War II, the second ship...

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  • 6. Vera's Garden

    Vera's Garden is a community-space maintained in association with Vera's cafe, right next door. It's located on the embankment overlooking one of Minneapolis's...

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  • 7. Arts abound

    Minneapolis has a terrific arts scene. There are more theaters per capita here than in any other U.S. city outside of Manhattan. You'll also find a number of...

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  • 8. Mary!!!

    The famous statue of Mary Tyler Moore in her signature toss of her hat at the beginning of her long-running TV show. You will find this statue downtown right on...

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  • 9. tipping at restaurants and anywhere else

    We tip, but we are not huge tippers... It is definantly customary to leave a 10 - 15 percent tip for your server at a restaurant, but very rarely more.. and...

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  • 10. Trading Commodities at the Grain Exchange

    Minneapolis is historically a mill town. To this day huge grain elevators are part of the urban landscape. One interesting byproduct of the business of...

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  • 11. Not really a cultural tip, but...

    Not really a cultural tip, but . . . Minneapolis has a thriving business climate. It is the home of many large corporations. You all know Pillsbury, right?

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