As a son of North Dakota, it irks me to hear my fellow university students trash our great state. Maybe its because it’s the only place I have ever lived in, but I don’t think it’s bad to live here as some make it out to be. Obviously, it’s not the most exciting place in the world. Yes, the long winters are a drag. For better or for worse, however, we are all here for some reason. Therefore, North Dakota is better than the alternative state to our east: Minnesota. It’s cold here.