Here's a look at several celebrities that have a Minnesota connection. I think one or two might surprise you. The list includes actors, country stars and baseball players.

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    Matthew Peyton, Getty Images

    John Astin

    John Astin probably be known as Gomez on the Addams Family TV series and former husband of Patty Duke. Astin studied drama at the University of Minnesota. He dropped out though.

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    Hulton Achive,Getty Images

    Marlon Brando

    This is probably the most commonly known story as far as a celebrity with Minnesota ties. After getting kicked out of school, Brando's father enrolled him in Shattuck-St.Marys School in Faribault. It's said that the drama instructor got Brando interested in acting and he even won a role in a school play. Alas, he got kicked out of Shattuck-St. Marys as well.

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    Big Machine Label Group

    Brett Young

    With 3 top 5 hits the last year, you hear Brett's name quite a bit on Kat Kountry 105. If he had signed with the Minnesota Twins after they drafted him, you might have been hearing his name on AM1390 during Twins games instead. Brett chose to play college baseball where he was injured and wound up getting into music when he no longer could pitch.

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    Rose Hill via YouTube

    Hugh Beaumont

    It's Beaver's dad. After acting, Beaumont retired to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and operated a Christmas tree farm. After his death his ashes were scattered outside of Grand Rapids. He might in a way still be a part of Minnesota.

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