I live in Minnesota and I am not aware of a bunch of freedoms I am giving up by living here.
Brian, I lived there all my life, 51 years in fact. Im sorry you wernt aware of the steady march of draconian laws and rules and regulations that have hemmed in sportsman, fisherman, hunters, boat owners, land owners and gun owners. Besides that, Its the 4th highest taxed state in the US. Not the 17th like the local news networks or Star Trib try to lie about. Combine all that joy with the coldest average temps in the lower 48, Mosquitos that keep you inside all summer, drivers that constantly cut you off, tailgate, wont let you in/out, give you the finger while mouthing the word, and some of the most Gestapo police ive ever had the pleasure of meeting. But honestly, y'all givin us Mr Franken was the last straw.
I been here a year and a half. No one is foul mouthed, everyone waves and smiles, lets you in, holds doors open for you, seldom tailgated, havnt got the finger yet, and you can do just about anything you could do up there 30 years ago and no one thinks anything of it.
PS. They suspended two police officers down here for foul language. Kinda funny.