My friend and I are in a unique situation, but one you might be interested in. We are currently planning to attend Trotcon and BronyCon back to back and are road tripping it across the country. We both happen to live in the south/southeast metro area of Minnesota. While we will probably be departing too early to give you a ride there (unless you would like to tag along with us to Trotcon as well, which we would seriously consider if you wanted), we would love to give you a ride back to Minneapolis. Bemidji is a bit far north for us, so you could probably grab a bus once we get back into the state.
Let me know if this interests you,