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Over half the population of Minnesota resides in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area, better known as The Twin Cities. Outside this area, Minnesota is covered in farmland, forests, and prairies. As such, the state is one of the largest producers of agricultural goods in the U.S. Mining in the North Woods area is another claim to fame.
Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” because over 10,000 small lakes fill the state. The Minnesota River stretches 330 miles through the state, which also borders Lake Superior and is home to a large portion of the Superior National Forest. The waterways promote outdoor adventure and attract outdoor enthusiasts from across the country.
Minneapolis is the economic hub of Minnesota, as expected. The city has a great arts community, a plethora of educational opportunities, and access to the Chain of Lakes. The State Capital Building is located in nearby Saint Paul, composed of the Senate and House of Representatives.
The “Land of 10,000 Lakes’ has produced many well-known artists. From musicians like Bob Dylan, Judy Garland, Prince, and John Lennon to athletes like Rick Rude, Kevin McHale, Karl Mecklenburg, and John Roethlisberger, many beloved celebrities call the state home.