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More than the acreage of 10,000 lakes.

Minnesota is a diminutive definite admit to folks who don’t astir here. Ask greatest civilization and they be acquainted following Minnesota as the acreage of 10,000 lakes. And they be acquainted following it gets dreadfully cold. But here is so considerably extra to this gorgeous state. I was Born and raised in Minnesota, and would as to allotment extra concerning my Almighty state.

Contents at a Glance

Minnesota Facts

Minnesota on the History Channel

Demographics

Famous Minnesotans

State Song

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Contents at a Glance

Minnesota Facts

Minnesota on the History Channel

Demographics

Famous Minnesotans

State Song

State Quarter

Minnesota Chuck

Tatertot Hotdish (Casserole) Recipe

Weird Minnesota Landmarks

Beautiful Minnesota

Minnesota books and music.

Travel Information

Minnesota Twins Baseball

Minnesota Twins Gear

New Twins Stadium Construction

Basketball in Minnesota

New NBA Timberwolves Fan Widget

Timberwolves clobber on Amazon

The Vikings

Vikings Gear for the Whole Family

Vikings film

Minnesota Hockey

Minnesota Wild News

For the Ultimate Hockey Fan

New Guestbook

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Minnesota Facts
Minnesota on the History Channel
Demographics
Famous Minnesotans
State Song
State Quarter
Minnesota food
Tatertot Hotdish (Casserole) Recipe
Weird Minnesota Landmarks
Beautiful Minnesota
Minnesota books and music.
Travel Information
Minnesota Twins Baseball
Minnesota Twins Gear
New Twins Stadium Construction
Basketball in Minnesota
New NBA Timberwolves Fan Widget
Timberwolves clobber on Amazon
The Vikings
Vikings Gear for the Whole Family
Vikings video
Minnesota Hockey
Minnesota Wild News
For the Ultimate Hockey Fan
New Guestbook

Minnesota Facts 

Minnesota was the 32nd admit in the USA; it became a admit on May 11, 1858.
State Abbreviation – MN
State Capital – St. Paul
Largest City – Minneapolis
Area – 86,943 balance miles [Minnesota is the 12th main admit in the USA]
Population – 4,919,479 (as of 2000) [Minnesota is the 21st greatest crowded admit in the USA]
Name for Residents – Minnesotans
Major Industries – agriculture (corn, soybeans, baby beets, wheat, dairy products), document pulp, mining (iron ore)

Major Rivers – Minnesota River, Mississippi River, Rainy River, Red River of the North, St. Croix River
Major Lakes – Upper Red Lake, Lower Red Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Vermillion Lake, Rainy Lake, Lake of the Woods, Lake Superior, Leech Lake, Winnibigoshish Lake, Lake Pepin
Highest Point – Eagle Mountain – 2,301 feet (701 m) on top of sea level
Bordering States – Iowa, Michigan (across Lake Superior), North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Bordering Country – Canada

Origin of the Name Minnesota – Minnesota is as of a Dakota Sioux Indian couch so as to catalyst "cloudy water" or "sky water" and refers to civic rivers.
State Nickname – Gopher State. North Star State
State Motto – "L’Etoile du Nord" – The Star of the North
State Song – Hail Minnesota

Dinosaur Fossils Found in Minnesota – Hadrosaur (a duck-billed dinosaur)

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Demographics 

Population:
From less than 6,100 civilization in 1850, Minnesota’s citizenry grew to above 1.75 million by 1900. As of July 1, 2007, the state’s citizenry was ballpark at 5,197,621.

Race and ancestry:
Over 75% of Minnesota’s inhabitant´s are of Western European descent. The state’s racial arrangement in 2006 was:
87.3% White (non-Hispanic);
4.4% Black (non-Hispanic);
3.8% Hispanic, a bracket so as to includes civilization of copious races;
3.4% Asian/Pacific Islander;
1% Native American/Alaskan Native;
1.6% cosmopolitan race;
1.6% additional races.

Religion:
Although Christianity dominates the clerical persuasion of residents, here is a hanker chronicle of non-Christian faith. German-Jewish pioneers shaped Saint Paul’s early synagogue in 1856,and here are now substantial data of adherents to Islam, Buddhism, and additional traditions. But Protestantism is adhered to by the body of Minnesotans, and Roman Catholics are the biggest bachelor denomination.

Famous Minnesotans 

LaVerne, Maxene, and Patti Andrews singers, Minneapolis
Warren E. Burger jurist, Saint Paul
William Demarest actor, Saint Paul
William Orville Douglas jurist, Maine
Bob Dylan singer, composer, Duluth
Francis Scott Fitzgerald author, Saint Paul
James Earle Fraser sculptor, Winona
Judy Garland singer, actress, Grand Rapids
Jean Paul Getty oil executive, Minneapolis
Duane Hanson sculptor, Alexandria
Garrison Keillor humorist, Anoka
Jessica Lange actress, Cloquet
Sinclair Lewis author, Sauk Center
Edward Lowe inventor, Saint Paul
Cornell MacNeil baritone, Minneapolis
John Madden sportscaster, Austin
Roger Maris baseball player, Hibbing
E. G. Marshall actor, Owatonna
Charles Horace Mayo surgeon, Rochester
William J. Mayo surgeon, Le Sueur
Eugene J. McCarthy senator, Watkins
Kate Millett feminist, Saint Paul
Walter F. Mondale Vice President, Celyon
Prince Rogers Nelson singer, Minneapolis
Lauris Norstad captain of NATO forces, Minneapolis
Westbrook Pegler columnist, Minneapolis
Jane Russell actress, Bemidji
Winona Ryder actress, Winona
Harrison E. Salisbury journalist, Minneapolis
Charles Monroe Schulz cartoonist, Minneapolis
Kevin Sorbo actor, Mound
Maurice H. Stans desk of commerce, Shakopee
Harold Edward Stassen administration official, Saint Paul
Michael Todd producer, Minneapolis
Jesse Ventura politician, entertainer, Minneapolis

State Song 

Hail, Minnesota

Minnesota, acclaim to thee!
Hail to thee, our admit so dear!
Thy airy shall halcyon be
A bonfire able and clear,
Thy son and daughters true
will air thee around and far,
They shall blockade thy fame
And love thy name,
Thou shalt be their Northern Star.

Like the brook so as to bends to sea,
Like the languish so as to seeks the blue,
Minnesota, halcyon for thee,
Thy sons are airtight and true,
From the woodland and waters fair,
From the prairies waving fair,
At thy appeal they throng,
With their bawl and song,
Hailing thee their Northern Star.

State Quarter 

For a ten-year age as of 1999 direct 2008, the United States Mint commemorated apiece admit by releasing a area adoration apiece state. Minnesota’s area was emancipated in 2005. The Minnesota create blueprint was allotted by the members of the Minnesota State Quarter Commission.

Minnesota food  What the heck is a hotdish?

Definition: casserole-like Chuck average in the Midwest; characteristically consists of a starch, a meat, and a vegetable cosmopolitan both following a sauce, repeatedly canned soup.

Tatertot Hotdish (Casserole) Recipe 

1 bag Tatertots
1 can (12 oz) Green Beans drained
1 batter Hamburger browned and drained
1 can (12 oz) Cream of Mushroom soup

Combine browned hamburger, soup and beans.

Top following Tatertots and heat in 350 furnace for 35-40 record or awaiting blazing through.

Weird Minnesota Landmarks 
If you don’t absence to attach to the accepted landmarks, around are any alluring and aberrant Minnesota landmarks.

The World’s Largest Ball of Twine. Located in Darwin, a basic Minnesota metropolis of concerning 300, this curb activation was the act of a cultivator named Francis A. Johnson, who comatose 39 day´s circuitous this 17,400 batter sphere of twine. It’s now displayed in a curb exhibition area following Plexiglas sides so visitors can get the most excellent achievable views of the fiber ball.
Paul Bunyan Statue. Paul Bunyan is the apocryphal lumberjack who was so big so as to he shaped Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes following his footsteps– following the abet of Babe the Blue Ox, of course. The greatest well-known Paul Bunyan carving is in the north-central metropolis of Bemidji, Minnesota. This 18-foot Paul was erected in 1937, and advanced so as to time the metropolis built baby the Blue Ox.
The Spam Museum. Located in the southern metropolis of Austin, Minnesota– the acreage of Hormel, who makes Spam–this museum is the campy respect to so as to clammy red meat in the balance can. Oh, and it’s free! Visitors can ascertain all concerning the chronicle of Spam, attitude a accumulation of old Spam advertisements, and accept a Spam froth challenge.
Ed’s Museum. This museum is a adoring acknowledgment to a absolute slob. Located on the Southeastern area of Minnesota in a metropolis called Wykoff, this museum is the accumulation of all the remains composed above the day´s of an batty accumulation administrator named Edwin Krueger. Ed by no means threw no matter which away, so the museum has fairly a accumulation of early-to-mid 20th century artifacts. Visitors can as well frequent Sammy, Ed’s cat, who died in 1986 and now is stored in a airtight cardboard box.
The Kensington Runestone. Alexandria, a congenial basic Minnesota metropolis following dozens of lakes, has a bit of an odd history. A cultivator unearthed a almighty hunk of boulder buried in runes in the behind 1800s, and following any disputable archaeological analysis, the runestone was affirmed to be attestation so as to the Vikings setlled in Minnesota in the 1400s. The bicker rages on as to whether the Runestone is attestation of the Vikings or a hoax, but you can frequent it at Alexandria’s Runestone Museum. Hoax or not, Alexandrians accept airs in their runestone, and Alexandria arrogantly calls itself the "Birthplace of Civilization" and sports a 28-foot big carving downtown of an August Viking named Big Ole.

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