Originally Posted by david_z
I think it has more to do with the massive Scandi influence/heritage. Canucks are a breed all their own, of course, but most of the people up there in the UP, MN, northern WI and ND are like, basically Swedish/Norwegian/Finnish
Yep. Lotta toe-heads up there (blonde). Hancock is the only city in the country, I believe, that has street signs in both English and Finnish. And I think there is a radio show or a newspaper up there that is the longest running Finnish newspaper outside of Europe. Something like that.