07 Apr What Minnesota is known for
What Minnesota is known for
The United States and the world know extraordinarily little about Minnesota. They might hear about Minnesota Nice, the Fargo movie accent we all have (not true) or that all Minnesota is just farms and lakes. Let us get the story straight.
What is Minnesota all about?
· We have 11,842 lakes and more shoreline than California, Florida and Hawaii combined!
· A third of our state is covered in forests.
· We have one of the nations “Twin Cities” and over a half of the entire state’s population lives there.
· The Mississippi River begins in Minnesota.
· Minnesota is the most northern state other than Alaska.
· Minnesota is known as the “state of hockey.”
· Minnesota has the second largest State fair in the nation.
· Minnesota has the most resident anglers in the nation and has 18,000 miles of fishable rivers and streams.
· Minnesota has over five hundred golf courses and the only state to have hosted all 13 USGA championships. Home to US Opens for men and women and Ryder Cup.
· Is consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for education.
· Rated as the “best place to raise a family”
· Minnesota has 22,000 miles of snowmobiling trails, 4,000 miles of walking trails and enough to go from St. Paul to LA in cross-country skiing trails.
· Twin Cities is rated as one of the healthiest cities in America.
· Minnesota has 92,000 miles of Rivers.
· We have all major sport teams…The Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves, Lynx, Saints, Wild, and Minnesota United.
· Home of Mayo Clinic which is the foremost hospital system in the world.
· Ranked number in the United States for “opportunity.”
· Ranked number 2 in the nation for best states by U.S. News.
· Fortune 500 companies headquartered here like Target, United Health Group, 3M, and General Mills.
· Ranked number two for best states for women.
· Ranked number one for women’s economic & social well-being.
· Ranked as the seventh best biking state in America.
· Minnesota has exceptionally low unemployment.
· Minnesota was ranked seventh best state for business.
· Minnesota is home to the Mall of America which is the largest mall in the United States.
· Minneapolis has the world’s longest skyway system.
· Minneapolis has the highest number of golfing per capita then any city in the US.
· We have one recreation boat per six people.
· Minnesota is home to the Boundary Waters.
· Minnesota is the 22nd most populous state but has the eighth largest National Guard. It is also the 12th largest state in size.
· Minnesota has 68,000 operational farms.
· Minnesota is the United States 4th largest producer of corn.
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