From the Land of Corn and Kitsch

With my roots dug into Iowa, I was always quick to correct those who said, “Iowa? Land of potatoes, right?”

“NO! Corn. Idaho is potatoes; Iowa is corn.”

Well, apparently, Iowa does not hold the corner on the market. Welcome to Western Minnesota and South Dakota. I learned Olivia, MN, about two hours west of Minneapolis, boasts itself to be the CORN CAPITAL. I was dubious, but when I went into the local coffee shop on highway 212W, the tall dark haired woman behind the counter (the one who asked me if I wanted coffee mate with that small coffee) sported a shirt blazoned with: KEEP CALM and COB ON!

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