We are a hearty bunch in Minnesota who are tasked with surviving extreme cold, extreme heat and watching the Minnesota Vikings on a regular basis.

Do you consider yourself a true Minnesotan? Here's a helpful guide to find out just how legit you are.

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1. WEAR A GREEN BAY PACKERS JERSEY 

Look, if you were born in Minnesota you are stuck with the Vikings like the rest of us. No bandwagon jumping allowed. Just sit back and enjoy the misery.

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2. REMOVE THE SNOW SCRAPER FROM THE TRUNK 

Sure, it might SEEM like a good idea to make a little extra space in the trunk come June, but we all know that first snow sneaks up on ya and you will be stuck somewhere with an inch of ice on your car with only a credit card to scrape it with. Real Minnesotans know better.

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3. NOT COMMENT ON THE WEATHER WITH A TOTAL STRANGER 

"Hot enough for you today?" If that isn't the first thing that comes out of your mouth when passing a stranger on the sidewalk on a hot Minnesota day, you must be a transplant.

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David Trinks - Unsplash
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4. CALL ANYTHING A CASSEROLE

It's a hot dish, okay? I'm not sure what your tater tot casserole even is... do you want me to bring a tater tot hot dish?

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Helena Lopes - Unsplash
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5. SAY GOODBYE IN LESS THAN 20 MINUTES

Yep, the good old Minnesota goodbye. My sisters-in-law take bets on how long it will take my wife to be ready to leave after announcing her departure. Record is 31 minutes.

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Sacha T Sas - Unsplash
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6. SPEND A WHOLE SUMMER WITHOUT SWIMMING IN A LAKE 

Minnesota is known as the Land Of 10,000 Lakes, but in reality there are 14,380 lakes in the state. Certainly you've taken a dip in at least one of them this summer!

Basically anything in this circle is 'up north.' (GOOGLE MAPS)
Basically anything in this circle is 'up north.' (GOOGLE MAPS)
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7. ATTEMPT TO DEFINE WHERE "UP NORTH" STARTS 

I grew up in Apple Valley and, frankly, anything past Maple Grove was 'up north' to me. Everyone has a different definition of where it begins.

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YouTube (MGM)
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8. ADMIT YOU HAVE AN ACCENT

The movie Fargo gave us a complex and now we are ashamed to admit we have an accent... because we don't.

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9. CLAIM YOU DON'T LIKE PRINCE 

It's a little known fact that it is illegal in Minnesota to claim you don't like Prince's music. It's right there in the state constitution.

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Arisa Chattasa (Unsplash)
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10. ADMIT IT IS ACTUALLY COLD AND NOT JUST "THE WIND" 

Listen, you know it wouldn't actually be that bad outside if it weren't for the wind.

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To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.