Question for Real Fans of the Show

I’m an aspiring screenwriter, and after re-bingewatching the entire series – and loving it even more I might add – I have an idea for what I’d do for season 4.

I was thinking of writing up some of my ideas, just for fun and screenwriting practice, but part of them is that the setting is extremely far from Fargo or even Minnesota for that matter.

So that led me to my question; how important IS the setting of Fargo/Minnesota to the show?

I’ve always felt that even though it’s the titular setting, it isn’t necessarily the most important element, but I’m curious to hear everyone else’s thoughts.

This is what you want