just wondering if there were any gatherings being planned in minnesota or [goes out on limb] anywhere in the general TC area.
MidWest NEST is in Columbus, Ohio. You'd want to go to General Northern Gatherings.
There's Motown Gathering too, in MI. Though, it's nearly too late for travel arrangements for the upcoming party on June 10. We could put you on the mailing list for later gatherings if you'd like. Just email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.