Every year, Mayo Clinic Graduate School Association (GSA) puts together a comprehensive .pdf of all the tips and tricks to living here. This has pretty much everything you'll need to know, including utilities companies, Minnesota driving rules, grocery stores and favorite restaurants, a list of attractions in Rochester and the Twin Cities, tips on home ownership, etc. etc. etc. And yes, for those of you from warmer climates, there's a whole chapter dedicated to snow and ice. Winter is Coming.