You can take the bug-loving gardener out of Wisconsin, but she'll still check out the local insects no matter what. So far the most populous insect in the Twin Cities seems to be this Eastern Boxelder Bug, Leptocoris trivittatus...asian lady beetles do at my place in Wisconsin.
Phidippus audax, found in the garden gazebo at work.
Papaipema furcata (the name doesn't do this pretty thing justice, IMO).
Red Admiral , though it's hard to tell with those tattered wings.