USA Today recently came out with an article called " 50 States, 50 Superstitions: Which do you believe?"
Check out some of the superstitions for our part of the country.
Iowa • Some people believe the Black Angel statue at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City changed from its previous golden bronze color because of a woman’s infidelity. Among the superstitions connected with the statue: touch or kiss it and you’ll be struck dead.
Minnesota • Miners believe that killing rats is bad luck because they are believed to be sensitive to vibrations, which may indicate a tunnel collapse. If the rats start heading for the surface, miners should do so, as well.
Wisconsin • Eating herring at the stroke of midnight on New Year's is supposed to bring good luck.
See the full list here: 50 states, 50 superstitions.