Another fellow Minnesotan! :)
A few years ago, I was in your same situation. I really wanted to like the Minnesota Horseshoeing School, but for me, it was not a good fit. A lot of their coursework is spent with coal forges, traditional shoeing techniques, and drive time to each location with horses. There is nothing wrong with that, but I was looking for a more challenging and progressive program.
I ended up attending Mission Farrier School
in Snohomish, WA. It was a long ways from home in a town where I didn't know anyone, but it was definitely worth it. They have small class sizes, tons of horses on location, amazing instructors, and you work with other vets and established farriers. They have an emphasis on working with feet in wet environments (Minnesota!) and show you techniques to help keep them sound. You don't work on only healthy feet either - we had navicular horses, ringbone, sidebone, and at least 4 laminitic horses during my time there. What you can learn from these horses is invalueable. We only worked with live horses, but there was one dissection day that we had after we had learned all of the ligaments and tendons.
I'd suggest giving Anoka a call - they will give free tours of the school and you can meet the instructor. I was not able to visit Mission before enrolling, but you can still learn a lot about the school by calling. One phone conversation with Mark Plumlee at Mission and I was sold.
Once you are a farrier, Anoka is a wonderful supplier! I purchase most of my shoes and equipment from them - my anvil and forge are from there too. They can special order almost anything for you, and do not charge shipping if you pick it up, which is great considering how heavy anything farrier related is!
Feel free to message me if you have any questions about Anoka, Mission, or farrier stuff in general - I would love to help you out. :)