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1. Hotdish: A baked casserole dish that is commonly eaten in Minnesota homes. Popular varieties include Tator Tot hotdish, Par...  
2. Princess Kay of the Milky Way: The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a ...  
3. Matt's Bar: Matt's Bar is a south Minneapolis establishment that is often credited with inventing the Jucy Lucy, a cheeseburger...
4. Jucy Lucy: A Jucy Lucy is a cheeseburger which has the cheese inside the beef patty rather than on top. The origin of the Jucy...  
5. Bunge Grain Tower: The Bunge Grain Tower is a dilapidated structure in Minneapolis' Como neighborhood. Nearby residents became con...
6. Drinkytown: A nickname for the Dinkytown area that is earned by the many rowdy college kids that live in the neighborhood.  
7. Dinkytown: On the north end of U of M's East Bank campus, Dinkytown is home to many a rowdy college student and is often jokin...  
8. Meat Raffle: Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a chari...
9. Brett Favre: NFL's all-time passing leader and long-time Green Bay Packer, Brett Favre recently signed with the Vikings. While h...  
10. Minny: A slang nickname for Minneapolis.  
11. Trader Joe's: Finally, California's best has made it to the Twin Cities. Healthy, mostly organic food. A small grocery store, yet...  
12. Wedge, The: "The Wedge" is also the name of the local natural foods co-op.  
13. Pedal Pub: A pedal-powered pub that rolls through the streets of Northeast Minneapolis, carrying rowdy revelers from one bar t...
14. Spamtown USA: Austin is known as "Spamtown" because it's the headquarters of Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam, the famous canned ...  
15. McGolden: Minnesotans are famous in other states for their penchant for Michelob Golden beer, and often simply refer to it as...  
 
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Old nickname for Milwaukee, esp. in the 19th century. The source of the nickname was the cream colored bricks once manufactured in Milwaukee.

A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

While many people will point out that these crystals aren't real diamonds, the Herkimer double-terminated quartz (popularly referred to as Herkimer Diamonds) are extremely rare. Alternative healers often praise the healing properties of these double-terminated crystals because they have the ability to emit energy from both ends. Now privately owned, the Herkimer Diamond Mines attract tourists from all around the world.

The rash one gets after swimming in Green Lake, a man-made lake located north of downtown on the other side of Lake Union. "The itch" is relatively harmless, but considering that it is caused by the many ducks and geese (and all that they secrete), it has caused many Seattlelites to swim elsewhere.

An act first practiced at Brookfield Central High School in the mid-1990s. Several students from the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, being of a gentle disposition, sought a safer and more sanitary form of humiliation than the traditional swirlie, which involves holding someone's head in a toilet and then flushing. The new "Brookfield swirlie" consisted of holding the victim's head down on the surface of a water fountain (a water fountain of course being known as a "bubbler" to some but not all Wisconsinites) so that the fountain water shoots into the ear of the victim. In this era at Brookfield Central, a few girls practiced this more genteel "swirlie" (boys are far more likely than girls to practice the more dangerous traditional swirlie). Nevertheless, an undesired side-effect of the Brookfield swirlie was that the act was more public and in some ways riskier than the traditional toilet-based variety.