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@exploreminnesota

Maybe it feels a bit like cheating to follow an account that aggregates the best Instagram photos of Minnesota. But when it’s the dead of winter and you haven’t seen the sun in days, you need a straight shot of the good stuff: distilled visual reminders of why you live in the frozen north. Explore Minnesota lets you live vicariously through every local Instagrammer with just a swipe of the thumb. See the Northern Lights, run the Stone Arch Bridge, drool over burgers, and snowshoe across a frozen lake. Or get out and take your own photos; tag them with #OnlyinMN and watch to see if your creation gets shared with Explore Minnesota’s 100,000-plus followers.

Readers’ Choice: @eatdrinkdishmpls