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- The name “Minnesota” comes from the Dakota Indian name “Minisota,” which means sky-tinted water. It is also known as the “Land of 10,00 Lakes”.
- A 2014 issue of Money Magazine ranked three Minnesota cities the best to live in: Maple Grove (#2), Eagan (#11) and Woodbury(#12).
- In 2014 the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) put the states of Minnesota and New Hampshire as top-scoring places to live in the US.
- In 2014 WalletHub ranked Minnesota the third safest place to live in the US.
- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Trails system includes 67 state parks and 9 recreation areas, 8 waysides, 13 state trails, and 62 state forest campgrounds and day-use areas.
- Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
- Minnesota Dwarf Trout Lily is a species that grows in Minnesota and nowhere else on earth
- There is one boat for every six residents (Minnesota is ranked first in the nation).
- Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state in the country. (MNDEED)
- Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country.
- The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.
- The Guthrie Theater is the largest regional playhouse in the country.
- The Twin Cities is only one of two places in America that support two full-time, professional orchestras: The Minnesota Orchestra and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. (The other city is New York City)
- Downtown Minneapolis is home to the World’s largest continuous network of skyways. The Minneapolis Skyway System spans 8 miles (13 km) and connects over 69 city blocks. It allows people to walk in a climate-controlled environment without the need to go outside to go from building to building.
- Some noted Minnesota inventions are: the pacemaker, oxygen mask, masking tape, Wheaties, Aveda cosmetics, Stapler, Water Skies, pop-up toaster, Rollerblades, Tonka Trucks, Snowblower, Automatic retractable seat belts and much more.
- Some noted famous Minnesotans are: Judy Garland, Loni Anderson, Louie Anderson, The Cohen Brothers, Vice Vaughn, Cheryl Tiegs, Winona Ryder, Jessica Lange, Peter Krause, T.R Knight, Craig Kilborn, Tippi Hendren, Josh Hartnett, and many more.
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