Minnesota

Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota is the 12th largest state and the 22nd most populous. More than half of the population lives in the Minneapolis-St. Pual area, also known as the Twin Cities. The main urban centers across the state include Rochester, Duluth, St. Cloud, and Mankato.

The source of the Mississippi River is in Minnesota's first state park, Itasca State Park, established in 1891. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources now manages 72 state parks, 58 state forests, and numerous state wildlife preserves.

Iconic destinations in Minnesota include The Mall of America, Lake Superior, Bluff Country, Missississippi Headwaters, Boundary Waters, and Voyageurs National Park.

Population: 5.64 Million (2019)
Nicknames:
 North Star State, Land of 10,000 Lakes
Capitol: St. Paul
Professional Sports Teams:
Football: Minnesota Vikings
Baseball: Minnesota Twins
Hockey: Minnesota Wild
Men’s Basketball: Minnesota Timberwolves
Women’s Basketball: Minnesota Lynx
Soccer: Minnesota United FC

Too Early to Talk Football? Minnesota Gophers 2024 Schedule
Too Early to Talk Football? Minnesota Gophers 2024 Schedule
Too Early to Talk Football? Minnesota Gophers 2024 Schedule
Is it too early to talk football? The Big Ten Conference has unveiled the 2024 football schedule for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Golden Gophers finished second in the Big Ten's West Division in 2023 with a 6- 7 overall record, and a record of 3-6 in the conference. ...
FDA Issues Serious Class I Recall for Products in MN, WI, and IA
FDA Issues Serious Class I Recall for Products in MN, WI, and IA
FDA Issues Serious Class I Recall for Products in MN, WI, and IA
The FDA has upgraded the recall to a "Class I" health risk, meaning there's a high chance that using or being exposed to these products could cause serious health problems or death. The recalled products were sold in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota.

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