The year is almost over! Don’t worry though, we not only got our music-listening data for the year, but Google has put out their “Year in Search” data and I got Central Minnesota’s most searched 'near me" things! Can you guess what is on the list? I believe you will be surprised at some!

Before we get to the list Google also shared some fun facts about Minnesota’s searches!

Apparently, the area’s top trending animal this year was the capybara! What?! And if you weren’t one of the people who searched for it, it is a giant cavy rodent native to South America according to Wikipedia.

Capybara photo
Photo by Klaus Steinberg on Unsplash

Google also shares central Minnesota’s top trending recipe, which was the Jennifer Aniston salad! Which was a salad recipe that went viral on TikTok.

@nectoriouspapi #fyp #foryou #jenniferaniston #jenniferanistonsalad #viral ♬ original sound - Nectro Vlangos

And The Minneapolis-St. Paul area searched for rap more than any other music genre this year.

Rap Music
Photo by Antoine J. on Unsplash

Okay here are Central Minnesota’s Top 10 “Near Me” searches:

  1. n95 masks near me
  2. easter brunch near me
  3. gas prices near me
  4. cheapest gas near me
  5. fence company near me
  6. upholstery repair near me
  7. concerts near me
  8. Pilates near me
  9. fish fry near me
  10. food shelf near me

Are you surprised at any of these? I know I am and I am very curious how many people really did google “upholstery repair near me” because apparently, it was more than “fish fry near me!”

Some other cool things Googled shared were the following:

The Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area was the only place in the U.S. with n95 masks as its top trending “near me” search.

n95 mask
Photo by Önder Örtel on Unsplash

And also, the Twin Cities were one of only 3 areas in the U.S. with fish fry as a top trending “near me” search, along with Cleveland, OH, and Lincoln, NE.

fish fry near me
Photo by Meelan Bawjee on Unsplash

Google does give the top "near me" searches for Rochester, Mankato, and Duluth as well with some interesting results!

Did you know Rochester is the only place in the country to have 'Alpaca Farm Near Me' appear in its top 'near me' searches? 

alpaca farm near me
Photo by Jaddy Liu on Unsplash

The Duluth area searched for pronouns more than anywhere else in the U.S.


And Mankato was the only place in the U.S. that had farmers market in its top trending “near me” searches.

farmers market mankato mn
Photo by Somi Jaiswal on Unsplash

Wanna see Wisconsin’s Top 10 “near me” searches? Google shares the top searches for Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire, and Wausau WI.

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Here is Milwaukee’s top 10, since it is the most populated city in WI:

  1. gas prices near me
  2. cheapest gas near me
  3. bus stop near me
  4. fufu near me
  5. emergency dentist near me
  6. barbershop near me
  7. dance classes near me
  8. emergency vet near me
  9. money order near me
  10. tree nursery near me

All information is credited to Google and Local Year in Search by Google Trends.

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