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When something happens to remind you life is truly a gift and can go away at any time, we almost all say, "I will never take ___ for granted again." And we mean it. Sometimes it sticks, sometimes we forget by next week.

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With the pandemic, I think quite a things will NOT be taken for granted for a long time. Maybe ever,. We'll remember how important it is to wash our hands, for instance. But those are the big things.

What about the small everyday things? What won't we Minnesotans take for granted once the pandemic is over? Here's my shot at the Top 11. What do you say?

Top 11 Things Minnesotans Won't Take For Granted After the Pandemic

before the pandemic, it was easy to skip a happy hour, saying, "I can't wait to get home!" After the pandemic? Not so much. Why? Because we haven't been able to do it up like we used to do before the 'rona. What else won't we take for granted? Scroll on!

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