Favre leads another comeback rotoworld.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Minnesotan Starts 15-day Bike Tour For Climate Change wcco.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Rare paintings make U.S. debut in Minneapolis kare11.com/ Take a look at an interesting article we found.
October 19, 2009
They had a wrestler for a governor.
Have currently elected a comedian for a senator.
They’re planning to tear down their Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome for a new domeless stadium so the citizens can take advantage of the weather which can sometimes dip as low as 60 below.
Then again if it gets too cold they can schedule games in The Mall of America in Bloomington, which is the size of 78 football fields and 9.5 million square feet.
The state flag of Minnesota, the 32nd state to enter the Union in 1858, consists of a blue background upon which sits a design best described as "how a 7-year old girl would draw it."
And the state bird is the loon, which kind of fits.
This is clearly our kind of state, as we continue our journey through each state in the Union.
Speaking of journeys, three great rivers start here — the mighty Mississippi, the Red River of the North and the St. Lawrence.
Minnesota is also the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" even though they have 12,000, but why quibble.
Also logical is why it got its name from a word that comes from the Dakotas (some of the first settlers), meaning "sky-tinted water."
The portion of the state east of the Mississippi River became part of the United States at the end of the American Revolutionary War, with the Second Treaty of Paris.
When the Minnesota Territory was formed in 1849, the three existing "cities" were St. Paul, St. Anthony (present day Minneapolis), and Stillwater.
The legend goes the cities competed for the home of the three most important institutions. St. Paul became the capitol, St. Anthony gained the university and lucky Stillwater gained the prison.
Outside of the big cities, there are some people, a lot of prairies, a lot of water and a lot of cows— some three million in all.
Madison, Minnesota, not the Madison in Wisconsin, which is a normal city, is known as The Lutefisk Capital of the World, featuring a 25-foot-long fiberglass cod greeting you as you enter.
Our most northernmost state (until Alaska came along) is also the stapler capital of the world; the Swingline Stapler being invented in 1899, right in Swingline Minnesota.
Tonka very much to Minnetonka that gave us Tonka trucks.
The North Star state is known for its moderate politics, social policies, civic involvement, high voter turnout and Brett Favre.
Plus a highly literate population.
Which means I better go back and make sure I have all my ducks (and birds) in a row.
Famous Minnesotans leg.state. Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Minnesota Food minnesota-visitor.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Minnesota History history.net Take a look at an interesting article we found.