When I was in the process of deciding to move here from Rhode Island, I kept hearing this phrase “Minnesota nice.”At first I sort of thought it was a phrase used to attract people to the state or maybe even an unofficial state motto. Now that I have been living in the state for a couple of weeks, I realize it is not just a saying but rather an actual representation about the kindness people have in this state, and especially in St. James.

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