If you’ve ever lived in the Midwest, you know that it’s a pretty special place. A lot of people who are raised there choose to stay, and it’s easy to understand why. It’s a great place to live and a fun place to visit. Hey, we know life in the Midwest isn’t always perfect. The winter weather can be brutal, we’re not exactly trendsetters when it comes to food or fashion, and we can be a bit passive-aggressive from time to time. (“Oh, so that’s what you’re wearing to the party.”) But there’s a lot to love about the Midwest, and a lot of things that make it unique. Here are 15 ways that life in the Midwest is like nowhere else.
—McClatchy Tribune News Service staff
Above: Larisa Boeddeker, of Rochester, Minnesota, watches as her husband, Andrew, fishes off one of the docks at Pehrson Lodge Resort on Lake Vermilion on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)