Open main menu

Introduction

Flag of Minnesota.svg

Minnesota (/ˌmɪnɪˈstə/ (About this soundlisten)) is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North).

Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 55% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"). This area has the largest concentration of transportation, business, industry, education, and government in the state. Other urban centers throughout "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, East Grand Forks, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud.

Selected community

St. Louis County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Hibbing Highlighted.svg
Hibbing is a city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA. The population was 17,071 at the 2000 census. The city was built on the rich iron ore of the Mesabi Iron Range. At the edge of town is the largest open-pit iron mine in the world. U.S. Highway 169, State Highway 37, and State Highway 73 are three of the main arterial routes in the city. Hibbing was founded in 1893 by the town's namesake, Frank Hibbing who discovered iron in the soil. (Full article)
Photo: John Vachon. Map: User:Arkyan
Suggest an image
Suggest a community

Selected biography

Lindbergh pictured sometime between 1915 and 1937.

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, environmental activist, and advocate against fighting Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize: making a nonstop flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Paris, France. Lindbergh covered the ​33 12-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800 km) flight alone in a single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. He is remembered for his anti-engagement views of US intervention in WWII, and as an apologist of Nazi Germany. His refusal to recant on his controversial views generally mires his historical legacy.

Suggest an image
Suggest a biography

Minnesota in the news

No recent news

Selected image

Credit: William Wesen
Suggest an image
See moreSuggest an image

Did you know...

Suggest an image
Suggest a DYK

Scenic Minnesota

Credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Minnesota Sea Grant
Suggest an image
Suggest an image

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Wikibooks
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database

Topics

Portals

Parent portals Neighboring U.S. states
LocationNorthAmerica.png Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Iowa.svg Flag of North Dakota.svg Flag of South Dakota.svg Flag of Wisconsin.svg
North America United States Iowa North Dakota South Dakota Wisconsin