The Thawed: Minnesota Expats


The Thawed: Minnesota Expats

Is it just me, or is Albuquerque home to a disproportionately high number of folks who hail from the land of Prince, the Purple, Nye's, Nut Goodies, Target and Scotch tape? Share your stories of what it feels like to have a year-round tan here.

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The Approaching Winter Season - Any "Fond" Memories - or Just Weather Memories from Minnesota 11 Replies

Started by Susan Ciconte. Last reply by Rochelle Kremer Sep 30, 2009.

Steve Cannon R.I.P. 1 Reply

Started by Luann Wolfe. Last reply by CARMEN BENNETT Apr 17, 2009.

Have you lost your "Minnesota Nice" now that you live in the Land of Enchantment? 6 Replies

Started by Luann Wolfe. Last reply by Susan Ciconte Nov 12, 2008.

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Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on May 16, 2012 at 10:03pm

Gosh, its  been a  long  time  since I  posted  on  here.  Guess  I  gotta  get  back  on  here more often  and get caught up.  I  forgot  how  interesting  this  can  be  sometimes.  I  hope  more  people  come  back  and post. 

How  is  everyone  doing ?    I  just  created  a new  page  on FB  called  Minnesota  Transplants  Living  in New Mexico.    Only  got  a few  people  so far, but  thought  you  all might  like  to  check it  out  and  connect  on  it  just  for  fun.   

We're still  loving  Albuquerque  and  enjoying  the  gorgeous  weather  here.  This  is  paradise  to be able to sit outside  and  not  have bugs  attacking. And  the low  humidity helps  too.   I  never  knew  anyplace  existed  that  had  those  two combos.  We are  Blessed !   

Comment by Dori on November 2, 2010 at 8:23am
Oh yeah! But I don't hear as many stories as I used to. Are they sick? LOL
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on November 2, 2010 at 1:20am
Just curious. Anybody Ole and Lena fans ?
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on June 29, 2010 at 9:28pm
Minnesota has had so much bad weather lately that you wonder when its going to end. We are getting ready to take a trip back up to Minnesota in a few weeks for a couple of class reunions. Strange as it may sound, I am actually kinda dreading Minnesota summer weather..... with all the heat, humidity, bugs, and nasty storms. For those of us who live in ABQ from MN we know how lucky we are to be here! Albuquerque is like Paradise to us compared to up North! When we try to tell them what our weather is like here, people actully think we are lying. Well, todays newspaper is going with us......LOL! Its got a storm story in it, and the years precip to date. Not sure the Minnesotans will still believe us! Anybody else have that problem? LOL ! Rochelle Kremer's comment, got it right. What a treat it is to go outside and not be blindsided by snow, humidity, mosquitos, and I'll add in the nasty MN weather.
Comment by Rochelle Kremer on October 1, 2009 at 4:46pm
Hi! I'm so glad to find this group, don't cha know? I moved here approx 2 1/2 years ago after living in the Twin Cities area for most of my life and Northfield for 12 years. There are a few things I still miss about Minnesota but have found even more great things to love here in Abq. What a treat it is to go outside and not be blindsided by snow, humidity or mosquitos! I've even learned to like green chile so I guess you could say I'm here to stay ;)
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on August 19, 2009 at 10:10pm
You are gonna love that Minnesota song! Its about the cold and ice etc. of Minnesota ........... oh how funny ! No wonder we call this group THE THAWED ! ROFL !
Comment by CARMEN BENNETT on August 19, 2009 at 10:06pm
OK All My Minnesota Transplants! I got something really cute to share with you. A Minnesota friend of mine just sent me a really darned cute and funny song about Minnesota. Its called UFFTAMINNESOTA ! If anyone wants a copy of it, please email me at and I will send it to you. Be sure to mention the Minnesota song.

Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota might not like it....... lol ! I downloaded it and have played it several times, and can't quit laughing ! For those of us Minnesotans living in the Land of Enchantment, we will have a double appreciation ! ROFL !
Comment by Susan Ciconte on November 12, 2008 at 10:14am
Moved here in January 2008; I found out about this site from a comment I made yesterday in the Mpls Star Tribune, titled MN Expat. I was invited to look up a person on this site who commented on my Strib comment. That author was MamaCat14 in the Strib. So, if I've found you, thank you. And, send an email to me to just confirm. I'll be back to check out this site. Susan
Comment by SweetieDarling on April 22, 2008 at 10:52pm
Lutefisk.....haven't quite made up my mind about that delicacy yet. I guess it's an acquired taste. My mother and grandmother always used to go to lutefisk suppers at local Lutheran churches in the fall. I went with them once and can honestly say that the lutefisk I had wasn't bad at all. Must have been all of that butter it was swimming in :o)
Comment by overthere on April 17, 2008 at 4:53pm
so what caused the bridge to fall

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