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20 Facts About Minnesota

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Here are some interesting facts about Minnesota.

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The Mayo Clinic is based in Minnesota. Report Abuse
This organization has helped to save so many lives through its pioneering work.
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The Better Business Bureau began in Minnesota. Report Abuse
Many a consumer has been saved grief because of the existence of this organization. The BBB started in 1912.
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Minnesota has more miles of shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined. Report Abuse
90,000 miles to be exact.
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The Mall of America is located in Minnesota. Report Abuse
The mall has more than 400 stores and attracts nearly 40 million people a year.
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Minnesota was originally a French Territory. Report Abuse
The United States received western Minnesota as part of the Louisiana Purchase and the eastern part from the Revolutionary War.
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The state name comes from the Dakota Sioux Indian word mnisota for "sky-tinted water." Report Abuse
It refers to the Minnesota River
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Author Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in Minnesota. Report Abuse
The Little House Prairie series and the books written by this author have provided enjoyment for many.
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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden has the largest urban sculpture garden in the United States. Report Abuse
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Over three million cows live in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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Minnesota is famous for its skyway system in downtown Minneapolis. Report Abuse
The system is about 11 city blocks in length and allows pedestrians to shop, work, and even live in one of the living units attached to it without ever going outside.
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75% of America's iron ore comes from Minnesota. Report Abuse
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Minnesota state nicknames are the North Star State and Land of 10,000 Lakes. Report Abuse
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As well as the Gopher State.
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Minnesota is the 32nd state. Report Abuse
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The snowmobile was created in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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Rice cakes were created in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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Tonka Trucks were created in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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The nation's first armored car was built in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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Rollerblades were invented in Minnesota. Report Abuse
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The first open heart surgery in the United States was performed at the University of Minnesota. Report Abuse
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The first open heart surgery was performed in Minnesota at the University of Minnesota. Report Abuse
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The people of Minnesota must love golf. Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country. Report Abuse
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