The Gopher State
If it’s a city your looking for I would suggest Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, Brooklyn, Park, Plymouth, Eagan, Coon Rapids, or Burns Ville. Mining and agriculture are large resources in Minnesota, but the big business is manufacturing. Minnesota also has a large service industry. Minnesota farms produce mainly corn and soy beans. The Red River Valley has large wheat farms. The farms also produce great sugar beets, and potatoes. Farmers raise lots of dairy cattle as livestock, they also raise turkeys, hogs, and other livestock. Minnesota produces large portions of flour, cake, cereals, butter, cheese, sugar, computers, farm machinery, chemicals, paper, and books. Miners mine taconite and granite from central Minnesota. From southern Minnesota we get limestone. Minnesota gains $11 billion each year from tourism.
Minnesota has fascinating history. Most of the people in Minnesota live in the Southwest. The Twin Cities home fifty five percent. of the population. In the 1990s, the population increased by five percent, which was the Midwest’s fastest growth rate. Ninety percent of the population in Minnesota is of European or Canadian heritage. St. Paul has a rich Irish population. Germans settled near the city New Ulm. In 1850 through 1856, many people came to Minnesota from northern and western Europe. The Swedish settled north of St. Paul, while Norwegians settled in southern Minnesota on farms. Minnesota’s population includes four percent African American, three percent Asian Americans, and three percent are Hispanic Americans. German Americans are Minnesota’s largest ethnic group. In Minnesota there are over 50,000 Native Americans and eleven Native American reservations.
The rocky land and cliffs in the northern part of Minnesota are the perfect place for rustic climbing. There are many freshwater lakes as well as the famous Lake Superior. If you want a calming experience, try the swaying meadows in the dips and valleys of the rolling hills. In Minnesota, there are many rich forests and deposits of iron ore. On the shores of Lake Superior about seventy inches of snow can fall a year. The highest point of Minnesota is is Eagle Mountain, which is 2,301 feet tall. Eagle Mountain is in the Arrowhead. The Arrowhead is the northern most tip of Minnesota.
The state of Minnesota has many interesting facts. Minnesota is 86,943 square feet. It has a population of 4,919,479. Minnesota’s capital is St. Paul. On May 11th, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the Union. The state tree is a Norway Pine and the state song is Hail Minnesota. Minnesota has 2 nicknames, The Gopher State and The North Star State. The state bird is a Common Loon and the state flower is a pink and white Lady’s Slipper. Minnesota’s waiting to show you everything it’s got!