Welcome Steven. The sailing season in Minnesota
can be short but the option of exploring lakes and rivers is endless. The big lakes near the twin cities have lots of boating
activity. The more remote
lakes may have only a few fishing
boats and few other sailors. Either way it can be beautiful. I haven't lived there for several decades now as I prefer living where the water
never gets hard enough to drive on. Your Laser gives you great ease of travel to any lake you wish to explore. Enjoy the sailing.
By the way, have you discovered Good Old Boat magazine. It is published there in MN.