Welcome, always good to see new faces here. It's still a bit cold in Minn. right now to get outside and practice the cast, but you know I have had good luck using the neighborhood elementary school gym on eves to practice casting when the weathers bad.
Is there a club that gets together in your area? Or you can call the nearest Trout Unlimited office to get info on clubs and groups. Networking my friend, on the web or by word-of-mouth. Find a fly shop close by and go shoot the breeze for a few on a Saturday. Spring is just around the corner so nows the time to get ready
Hope this helps