New Yorkers are just assholes. They complain about weather that's not even half as bad as ours. Sorry, next.
We know about our State Fair because people actually attend (as I mentioned above). It's not called the Great Minnesota Get Together for nothing. It's actually a serious affair, and yes, a large part of that is because Minnesota remains a significant agrarian state. The difference between Minnesota and other states with a blend of agriculture and industry is that we embrace our heritage and our progress together.
Minnesota does have beautiful scenery. That doesn't mean that other places don't. I'm not sure what exactly you have a problem with here. Maybe you need to step outside and enjoy some beautiful scenery yourself.
Well, politics are politics, no one's truly going to agree. Even in Minnesota, where we put a gay marriage ban on the ballot, voted it down, and then the legislature vote in a bill legalizing it. I don't think anyone could say the entire state was 100% behind every action that took place there, but here's the point of it all: Minnesota hasn't challenged the bill in court. We made something happen and moved on with our lives, we didn't lose ten years in court bickering and dividing our society along battle lines. I'm not sure how many other states can really say that for such a divisive issue.