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Minnesota State Facts

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  • Capital: St Paul

  • Largest city: Minneapolis

  • Highest point: Eagle Mountain, 2,302 ft (701 m)

  • Lowest point: Lake Superior, 601 ft (183 m)

  • Admission to Union: May 11, 1858 (32nd)

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Minnesota State Information

  • Nearly 60% of Minnesota's residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area

  • The Mississippi begins as a small stream in the north woods of Minnesota

  • Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes"

  • The Land of 10,000 Lakes, is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres (0.040 km2) in size.

  • Rochester is home of the world famous Mayo Clinic

  • You may not eat a hamburger in Minnestoa on a Sunday

  • Every man in Brainerd, Minnesota is required by law to grow a beard.

  • Some of the state’s best scenery is found along the Amtrak route, which serves Winona, Red Wing, Saint Paul, Saint Cloud, Staples and Detroit Lakes

Minnesota Points of Interest

Minnesota Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Minnesota, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

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Minnesota State Counties

87 Counties in Minnesota

  1. Aitkin County

  2. Anoka County

  3. Becker County

  4. Beltrami County

  5. Benton County

  6. Big Stone County

  7. Blue Earth County

  8. Brown County

  9. Carlton County

  10. Carver County

  11. Cass County

  12. Chippewa County

  13. Chisago County

  14. Clay County

  15. Clearwater County

  16. Cook County

  17. Cottonwood County

  18. Crow Wing County

  19. Dakota County

  20. Dodge County

  21. Douglas County

  22. Faribault County

  23. Fillmore County

  24. Freeborn County

  25. Goodhue County

  26. Grant County

  27. Hennepin County

  28. Houston County

  29. Hubbard County

  30. Isanti County

  31. Itasca County

  32. Jackson County

  33. Kanabec County

  34. Kandiyohi County

  35. Kittson County

  36. Koochiching County

  37. Lac qui Parle County

  38. Lake County

  39. Lake of the Woods County

  40. Le Sueur County

  41. Lincoln County

  42. Lyon County

  43. Mahnomen County

  44. Marshall County

  45. Martin County

  46. McLeod County

  47. Meeker County

  48. Mille Lacs County

  49. Morrison County

  50. Mower County

  51. Murray County

  52. Nicollet County

  53. Nobles County

  54. Norman County

  55. Olmsted County

  56. Otter Tail County

  57. Pennington County

  58. Pine County

  59. Pipestone County

  60. Polk County

  61. Pope County

  62. Ramsey County

  63. Red Lake County

  64. Redwood County

  65. Renville County

  66. Rice Rock County

  67. Roseau County

  68. Scott County

  69. Sherburne County

  70. Sibley County

  71. St. Louis County

  72. Stearns County

  73. Steele County

  74. Stevens County

  75. Swift County

  76. Todd County

  77. Traverse County

  78. Wabasha County

  79. Wadena County

  80. Waseca County

  81. Washington County

  82. Watonwan County

  83. Wilkin County

  84. Winona County

  85. Wright County

  86. Yellow County

  87. Medicine County

Our Story

  • The state of Minnesota is located in the region of the Midwestern U.S. And was actually carved from the eastern part of the Minnesota Territory, and joined the union as the 32nd state in on May 11, 1858. The state is well known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and its state name is derived from the Dakota word for “sky-tinted water”. The combination of the thousands of bodies of water in addition to the parks, forests, and other various wilderness areas draw the attention of many tourists and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country. Minnesota is the 12th ranked most extensive state in the country with a total land area of 86,939 square miles and is the 21st ranked most populated state with a population of 5.34 million. The capital of Minnesota is the city of St. Paul.

  • A large majority of the population resides in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan areas of the state which is the core of business, transportation, education, and industry in the state. Much of the remaining land in the state is made up of prairies which are used for agricultural purposes, and forests which have been cleared for the use of farming. The major industries in Minnesota are farming (soybeans, corn, sugar beets, dairy products, and wheat), paper pulp and iron ore mining. Minnesota is ranked as one of the healthiest states and has a very literate population as well as one of the highest voter turnouts. Most of the people living in the state have German and Scandinavian descent in them, and the state is also known to be the core of Scandinavian American culture.

  • Aside from the thousands upon thousands of natural lakes in the state, some of the more popular bodies of water include the Minnesota River, Red River of the North, St. Croix River, Rainy River, Mississippi River, Rainy Lake, Mille Lacs Lake, Upper Red Lake, Lower Red Lake, Vermillion Lake, Lake of the Woods, Leech Lake, Lake Pepin, Lake Winnibigoshish, and Lake Superior. The highest point of elevation in the state is Eagle Mountain which peaks at 2,301 feet above sea level. The state bird in Minnesota is the Common Loon, the state fish is the Walleye, the state flower is the Pink and White Lady's Slipper, and the state tree is the Norway Pine Tree. The state of Minnesota has a very unique geography that is perhaps the most beautiful in the entire country as continues to be a top destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the country.

  • There are over 350 shipwreaks on the bottom of Lake Superior

  • The original name of St.Paul Minnesota was Pig's Eye. It was renamed St. Paul in 1841.

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