I hate to be the bearer of bad news but...these gorgeous fall-type days will soon turn into a frozen disaster full of ice and snow.  And you'd better get mentally ready because blizzards are predicted for our winter fun this year.  

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Before the horrible weather decides to show its face with the white, cold, fluffy stuff in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, there are a few adventures and several important tasks that you need to put on your to-do list.  (Seriously, if you forget to do some of these, your credit card is going to get used in more ways than just at Amazon.)

30 things you must do in Minnesota before it freezes in the Midwest

Before the cold temps decide to freeze our nose hairs, check out these 30 things we should all do in Minnesota before our bones are frozen.

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Speaking of horrible weather, Minnesota has had some devasting weather disasters.

Minnesota is one tough state but even the land of 10,000 lakes has shown throughout the years that there is only so much she can take.  Check out these tragic weather disasters that our state has experienced through the years.

11 of the Most Devastating Weather Disasters in Minnesota Throughout The Years

We might be full of lakes and "nice" but Minnesota has had its fair share of horrible and nasty weather. Throughout the years we've had floods, fires, storms that have crushed stadium roofs flat, and tornadoes that have destroyed lives.

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Did you know that the Milky Way got its start right here, in Minnesota?

It did!  It is one of the many Minnesota-made products that all Minnesotans are super proud about.  Yes, SPAM and the Honeycrisp apple are also included as some of our Minnesota-made favorites too.  Go through the list below and see how many products you recognize and have tasted.  And if you see a product that didn't make the list, let me know!  You can easily send me a message on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio - or to my e-mail at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com.

Check out this huge list of foods that were made in Minnesota!

Isn't it cool when we know that something was made right here in our very own state? I instantly want to buy whatever that "Minnesota-made" item is because it is something we all can be proud of and support. Below are a few of those products that you could support right now.

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