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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. Drinkytown: A nickname for the Dinkytown area that is earned by the many rowdy college kids that live in the neighborhood.  
3. Meat Raffle: Minnesota bars, particularly those Northeast Minneapolis are known for their meat raffles. Typically run by a chari...
4. Minny: A slang nickname for Minneapolis.  
5. Strib: (noun) Common nickname for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a daily newspaper.  
6. Minneapple, The: (noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New Y...
7. U of M: (noun) Very common nickname for the University of Minnesota; also mentioned in the school song, the "Minnesota Rous...  
8. Minnesota Rouser: (noun) Longtime school song of the University of Minnesota.  
9. Good Neighbor to the Northwest, The: (noun) Longtime slogan of WCCO, 830 AM. More commonly "The Good Neighbor" in more recent years.  
10. Sconie: A noun that describes either a person from Wisconsin or the state of Wisconsin itself.  
11. Bat Watching: The intersection of Lake of the Isles Pkwy and Euclid is a great place to watch swarms of bats fly in circles above...  
12. Moneyapolis: An endearing term for Minneapolis, used mostly by the younger crowd.  
13. Mini Apple, The: The Mini Apple is a playful nickname for Minneapolis. It's not quite the Big Apple (New York), but is apple-worthy ...  
14. Flour City: A nickname for Minneapolis, largely a result of its long history of wheat milling. General Mills, a huge flour powe...  
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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