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Quick Facts About Minnesota

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January 9, 2023

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Moving in Minnesota

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Are you considering a move to Minnesota or just looking to learn more about the Land of 10,000 Lakes? Look no further! Here are some quick facts about Minnesota that you might find interesting:

  1. Minnesota has earned many nicknames over its history. In addition to being known as the “Gopher State”, Minnesota is also called the “North Star State” and the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”.
  2. Minnesota is the only state that is the source of three major rivers: the Mississippi, the Red River of the North, and the St. Louis River.
  3. Minnesota has more exercise facilities per capita than any other state.
  4. Minnesota also has one of the largest amusement parks in the Midwest, located in Shakopee, Minneapolis: Valleyfair. It features over 75 attractions and rides, including 8 roller coasters.
  5. The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis are home to a high proportion of Fortune 500 companies including Target, General Mills, and Best Buy.
  6. Minnesota has more bike trails than any other state in the country.
  7. Minneapolis' skyway system is the world’s largest indoor network for pedestrian travel. It connects more than 70 city blocks for over 11 miles and protects pedestrians during harsh weather.
  8. Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," with over 12,000 lakes located within its borders.
  9. The state is home to the Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States, located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington.
  10. The state is known for its agriculture, with major crops including corn, soybeans, and wheat. Minnesota is also home to a thriving dairy industry.
  11. Minnesota is home to several Native American tribes, including the Dakota, Ojibwe, and Anishinaabe.
  12. The state has a rich cultural history, with a vibrant arts and culture scene that includes world-class museums, theaters, and music venues.
  13. Minnesota is home to several colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, and Macalester College.
  14. Despite its cold winters, Minnesota is home to a wide variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, and snowboarding.

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