Here is an important suggestion, if ever you should find yourself living in rural Minnesota.
Always roll up your car windows at night.
Wait, you say — that seems unnecessary. This is a trusting part of the world, where petty crime is rare, and people leave houses and cars unlocked all the time. Why not leave the windows down so that the interior is cooled by soft breezes in the summer months?
There are two reasons. Remember them.
You never know when a rainstorm might flare up, soaking your car seats. This is a fairly minor concern, however.
Open cars are giant insect traps. You have not experienced Minnesota until you’ve entered your car to discover it is full of enraged, starving, confused, and frantic mosquitos. This is particularly disastrous if it has rained and your cupholders are pools of water, because now they are also horny and want a blood meal so they can lay eggs in your car interior.
That is all.