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Ron Fossel, Kennedy, Minn., Published May 27 2012

Emphasizing how to talk Minnesotan

Regarding the article by Tammy Swift (May 20): Did ya ever notice that people from North Dakota mispronounce Minnesota? Listen to a news or weather report. The forecast for North Dakota is ... , and the forecast for MINNesota ... .

The emphasis is on the first syllable rather than the third.