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MINNESOTA - THE NORTH STAR STATE

The 32nd State of the U.S. of A (1858) | Land of 10,000 Lakes

GENERAL INFO:

Total Population:

5,489,594 (2015 Estimate)

State Capital:

Saint Paul

Admission to the Union:

May 11th, 1858

Governor:

Mark Dayton

Lieutenant Governor:

Trina Smith

Largest Metro Area:

Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities)

Land Area:

US Ranked 12th - 86,939 sq mi; 225,181 sq km

Time Zone:

Central Time (CT)

Currency:

US Dollar (USD)

Largest Lake Entirely in Minnesota:

Red Lake

Largest Rivers in Minnesota:

Mississippi River, Minnesota River, St. Croix River, Red River of the North

Bordering States & Provinces:

US: North/South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan

Canada: Manitoba, Ontario

AMERICAN-CANADIAN BORDER CROSSINGS:

TYPE

MINNESOTA LOCATION

CANADIAN LOCATION

STATUS

Road

Lancaster,

US 59

Tolstoi, MB,

PTH 59

Open

Rail

Noyes, (Pembina, N.D.)

BNSF-West Track / CP-East Track

Emerson, MB,

CN-West Track / CP-East Track

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Road

Pinecreek,

MN 89

Piney, MB,

PTH 89

Open

Road

Roseau,

MN 310

South Junction, MB,

PR 310

Open

Road & Rail

Warroad,

MN 313

Sprague, MB,

PTH 12

Open-24 HR

Road & Rail

Baudette,

MN 72, CN

Rainy River, ON,

Highway 11, CN

Open-24 HR

Road & Rail

International Falls,

US 53 / US 71, MDW

Fort Frances, ON,

Highway 71, MDW

Open-24 HR

Road

Grand Portage,

MN 61

Pigeon River, ON,

Highway 61 (Neebing)

Open-24 HR

Rail

Ranier,

CN

Fort Frances, ON,

CN

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Road

Noyes,

US 75

Emerson East, MB,

PTH 75

Closed, Canada 2003

Closed, U.S. 2006

Road

Pigeon River,

Country Route 89, (MN 1/US 61)

Pigeon River, ON,

Old Border Road, (Highway 61)

Closed in 1961

TOP 15 LARGEST MINNESOTA CITIES

Minneapolis

(407,207)

Saint Paul

(297,640)

Rochester

(111,402)

Bloomington

(86,314)

Duluth

(86,238)

Brooklyn Park

(78,728)

Plymouth

(75,057)

Maple Grove

(66,945)

Woodbury

(66,807)

St. Cloud

(66,389)

Eagan

(66,084)

Eden Prairie

(63,228)

Coon Rapids

(62,112)

Burnsville

(61,630)

Blaine

(61,190)

*Little Canada - notable city with a much Canadian Influence, also sister city with Thunder Bay, ON.

(10,228) Notable nearby places include Saint Paul, Maplewood and Roseville.

SIMILAR MINNESOTA NAMES IN NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR:

#

NL

MN

01

Appleton

Appleton

02

Badger

Badger

03

Black Duck

Blackduck

04

Georgetown

Georgetown

05

Glenwood

Glenwood

06

Kingston

Kingston

07

Long Beach (2)

Long Beach

08

North Branch

North Branch

09

Princeton

Princeton

10

St. Anthony

St. Anthony (2)

11

St. Joseph's

St. Joseph

12

St. Pauls

Saint Paul

13

St. Stephen's

St. Stephen

14

St. Vincent's

St. Vincent

15

Victoria

Victoria

16

Westport

Westport

17

Woodstock

Woodstock

MINNESOTA HEALTHCARE:

MAJOR HEALTH CENTERS

Abbott N-Western Hospital

Minneapolis

Bethesda Hospital

Saint Paul

Buffalo Hospital

Buffalo

Gillette Children's SH

Saint Paul

Hennepin County MC

Minneapolis

Mayo Clinic HS

Mankato

Maple Grove Hospital

Maple Grove

Mayo Clinic-St. Mary's

Rochester

Mercy Hospital

Coon Rapids

Minnesota Security H

St. Peter

New Ulm MC

New Ulm

North Memorial MC

Robbinsdale

Owatonna Hospital

Owatonna

Phillips Eye Institute

Buffalo - Minneapolis

Red Wing MC

Red Wing

Regions Hospital

Saint Paul

St. Cloud Hospital

St. Cloud

St. John's Hospital

Maplewood

St. Joseph's Hospital

Saint Paul

St. Francis Regional MC

Shakopee

United Hospital

Saint Paul

UM Children's Hospital

Minneapolis

UM Medical Center

Minneapolis

Woodwinds Health Campus

Woodbury

HEALTH CARE PROVIDER SYSTEMS

Allina Hospitals & Clinics

CentraCare Health System

Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

Fairview Health Services

HealthEast Care System

Health Partners Health System

Mayo Clinic Health System

St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System

NATIONAL/STATE PARKS & STATE WAYSIDES:

Voyageurs

National Park

Afton

State Park

Banning

State Park

Bear Head Lake

State Park

Beaver Creek Valley

State Park

Big Bog

State Recreation Area

Big Stone Lake

State Park

Blue Mounds

State Park

Buffalo River

State Park

Camden

State Park

Carley

State Park

Cascade River

State Park

Charles A. Lindberg

State Park

Crow Wing

State Park

Cuyuna Country

State Park

Father Hennepin

State Park

Flandrau

State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave

State Park

Fort Ridgely

State Park

Fort Snelling

State Park

Franz Jevne

State Park

Frontenac

State Park

Garden Island

State Recreation Area

George H. Crosby Manitou

State Park

Glacial Lakes

State Park

Glendalough

State Park

Gooseberry Falls

State Park

Grand Portage

State Park

Great River Bluffs

State Park

Greenleaf Lake

State Park

Hayes Lake

State Park

Hill-Annex Mine

State Park

Interstate

State Park

Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle

State Recreation Area

Itasca

State Park

Jay Cooke

State Park

John A. Latsch State Park

Judge C. R. Magney

State Park

Kilen Woods

State Park

La Salle Lake

State Recreation Area

Lac qui Parie

State Park

Lake Bemidji

State Park

Lake Bronson

State Park

Lake Carlos

State Park

Lake Louise

State Park

Lake Maria

State Park

Lake Shetek

State Park

Lake Vermilion

State Park

Maplewood

State Park

McCarthy Beach

State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio

State Park

Minneopa

State Park

Minnesota Valley

State Recreation Area

Monson Lake

State Park

Moose Lake

State Park

Myre-Big Island

State Park

Nerstrand-Big Woods

State Park

Old Mill

State Park

Red River

State Recreation Area

Rice Lake

State Park

St. Croix Islands

State Recreation Area

St. Croix

State Park

Sakatah Lake

State Park

Savanna Portage

State Park

Scenic

State Park

Schoolcraft

State Park

Sibley

State Park

Soudan Underground Mine

State Park

Split Rock Creek

State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse

State Park

Temperance River

State Park

Tettegouche

State Park

Upper Sioux Agency

State Park

Whitewater

State Park

Wild River

State Park

William O'Brien

State Park

Zippel Bay

State Park

Caribou Falls

State Wayside

Devils Track Falls

State Wayside

Flood Bay

State Wayside

Inspiration Peak

State Wayside

Joseph R. Brown

State Wayside

Kodonce River

State Wayside

Ray Berglund

State Wayside

Sam Brown Memorial

State Wayside

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RECREATION (ATTRACTIONS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES):

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Bunker Beach

Coon Rapids

Como Zoo & Conservatory

Saint Paul

Nickelodeon Universe

Bloomington

Paul Bunyan Land

Brainerd

Valleyfair

Shakopee

Water Park of America

Bloomington

THE OUTDOORS

Hunting/Fishing and the Great Outdoors in Minnesota:

>Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources

SHOPPING:

MAJOR SHOPPING CENTERS & OUTLETS

Albertville Premium Outlets

Albertville

Apache Mall

Apache

Burnsville Center

Burnsville

Cabela's Inc.

Owatonna

Calhoun Square Shopping Center

Minneapolis

Crossroads Center Mall

St. Cloud

Eden Prairie Center

Eden Prairie

Galleria

Edina

Gaviidae Common

Minneapolis

HarMar Mall

Roseville

Knollwood Mall

St. Louis Park

Mall of America

Bloomington

Maplewood Mall

Maplewood

Medford Outlet Center

Medford

Midtown Global Market

Minneapolis

Minneapolis City Center

Minneapolis

North Branch Outlets

North Branch

Northtown Mall

Blaine

Paul Bunyan Mall

Bemidji

Ridgedale Shopping Center

Minnetonka

Rosedale Center

Roseville

Southdale Shopping Center

Edina

The Shoppers at Arbor Lakes

Maple Grove

Twin Cities Premium Outlets

Eagan

Woodbury Lakes

Woodbury

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MINNESOTA WEB-LINKS:

The State of Minnesota

Explore Minnesota

Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Reflections

Environment Minnesota

Minnesota on Wikipedia

Minnesota Hockey

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MINNESOTA SPORTS - BIG 5 PROFESSIONAL TEAMS

SPORT

LEAGUE

CLUB-FRANCHISE

HOME VENUE

TITLES

AMERICAN FOOTBALL

NFL

Minnesota Vikings

TCF Bank Stadium

1

BASEBALL

MLB

Minnesota Twins

Target Field

2

BASKETBALL

NBA

Minnesota Timberwolves

Target Center

0

ICE HOCKEY

NHL

Minnesota Wild

Xcel Energy Center

0

SOCCER

NASL-MLS

Minnesota United FC

National Sports Center

2 (NASL)

COLLEGE-UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL

LOCATION

ATHLETIC NAME

NCAA DIVISION

Augsburg College

Minneapolis

Augsburg Auggies

3

Bemidji State U.

Bemidji

Bemidji State Beavers

2 / 1(Hockey)

Bethany Lutheran C.

Mankato

Bethany Lutheran Vikings

3

Bethel U.

Arden Hills

Bethel Royals

3

Carleton C.

Northfield

Carleton Knights

3

Concordia U.

Saint Paul

Concordia Golden Bears

2

Concordia C. Moorhead

Moorhead

Concordia Cobbers

3

C. of St. Benedict

St. Joseph

St. Benedict Blazers

3

C. of St. Catherine

Saint Paul

St. Catherine Wildcats

3

C. St. Scholastica

Duluth

St. Scholastica Saints

3

Crown C.

St. Bonnifacius

Crown Storm

3

Gustavus Adolphus C.

St. Peter

G.A. Golden Gusties

3

Hamiline U.

Saint Paul

Hamline Pipers

3

Macalester C.

Saint Paul

Macalester Scots

3

Martin Luther C.

New Ulm

Martin Luther Knights

3

MN State U. Moorhead

Moorhead

MN State Dragons

2

MN State U. Mankato

Mankato

MN State Mavericks

2 / 1(Hockey)

North Central U.

Minneapolis

North Central Rams

3

Saint John's U.

Collegeville

St. John's Johnnies

3

Saint Mary's U. of MN

Winona

St. Mary's Cardinals

3

Southwest MN State U.

Marshall

SW MN State Mustangs

2

St. Cloud State U.

St. Cloud

St. Cloud State Huskies

2 / 1(Hockey)

St. Olaf C.

Northfield

St. Olaf Oles

3

U. of MN Crookston

Crookston

UM-Crookston Golden Eagles

2

U. of MN Duluth

Duluth

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs

2 / 1(Hockey)

U. of MN Morris

Morris

UM-Morris Cougars

3

U. of MN Twin Cities

M-SP

Minnesota Golden Golphers

1

U. of NW-Saint Paul

Roseville

Northwestern Eagles

3

U. of St. Thomas

Saint Paul

St. Thomas Tommies

3

Winona State U.

Winona

Winona State Warriors

2

TRAVEL IN MINNESOTA:

MAJOR ROADS

STATE HIGHWAYS (300km+ LISTED ONLY)

ROUTE #

DESTINATIONS

DISTANCE (MI-KM)

MN 1

Ardoch, ND - Illgen City

346 mi - 557 km

MN 23

Beaver Creek - Duluth

340 mi - 547 km

MN 65

Minneapolis - Littlefork

271 mi - 436 km

MN 30

Flandreau, SD - Rushford

266 mi - 427 km

MN 27

Browns Valley - Moose Lake

248 mi - 399 km

MN 210

Wahpeton, ND - Duluth

228 mi - 367 km

MN 9

New London - Crookston

226 mi - 364 km

MN 60

Sibley, IA - Nelson, WI

222 mi - 357 km

MN 55

Fairmount, ND - Minneapolis - Hastings

218 mi - 352 km

MN 11

Drayton, ND - Island View

210 mi - 338 km

MN 19

White, SD - Lake City

208 mi - 335 km

MN 200

Hillsboro, ND - Floodwood

201 mi - 324 km

MN 7

Beardsley - St. Louis Park

194 mi - 312 km

PRIMARY INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS

I-90

Sioux Falls, SD - La Crosse, WI

276 mi - 444 km

I-94

Fargo, ND - Hudson, WI

260 mi - 418 km

I-35

Mason City, IA - Burnsville

220 mi - 355 km

I-35W

Burnsville - Columbus

42 mi - 67 km

I-35E

Burnsville - Columbus

39 mi - 63 km

AUXILIARY INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS

I-494

Maple Grove - Woodbury

43 mi - 69 km

I-694

Maple Grove - Woodbury

31 mi - 50 km

I-394

Minnetonka - Minneapolis

10 mi - 16 km

I-335

Minneapolis

3 mi - 4 km

I-535

Superior, WI - Duluth

2 mi - 3 km

RAIL LINES

PASSENGER CARRIERS

Amtrak (AMTK)

METRO Light Rail

North Shore Scenic Railroad (NSSR)

North Star Line (MNRX)

Lak Superior & Mississippi Railroad

Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway

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PRIVATE FREIGHT CARRIERS

Cliffs Erie Railroad

Northshore Mining

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-

COMMON FREIGHT CARRIERS

Airlake Terminal Railway (ALT)

BNSF Railway (BNSF)

Canadian National Railway (CN)

Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)

Cloquet Terminal Railroad (CTRR)

Minnesota Commercial Railroad (CTRR)

Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway (MDW)

Minnesota Northern Railroad (MNN)

Minnesota Prairie Line, Inc. (MPLI)

Minnesota Southern Railway (MSWY)

Montgomery Short Line LLC (MSL)

Northern Lines Railway (NLR)

Northern Plains Railroad (NPR)

Otter Tail Valley Railroad (OTVR)

Progressive Rail, Inc. (PGR)

Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW)

St. Croix Valley Railroad (SCXY)

Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TCWR)

Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

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AIRPORTS

Minneapolis-St. Paul

MSP International

Duluth

Duluth International

Rochester

Rochester International

Bemidji

Bemidji Regional

Brainerd

Brainerd Lakes Regional

Hibbing

Range Regional

International Falls

Falls International

St. Cloud

St. Cloud Regional

Thief River Falls

Thief River Falls Regional

PORTS

Silver Bay

Silver Bay Dock Port Facility

Saint Paul

Twin Cities Terminals/St. Paul Port Authority

Duluth, MN - Superior, WI

Twin Ports

Two Harbors

Shipping Port

ROAD DISTANCES IN KILOMETRES (KM)

INDEX

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

01.Bemidji

0

245

468

111

180

428

347

206

351

236

486

247

527

370

02.Duluth

245

0

459

134

262

377

248

389

190

466

365

232

305

617

03.Fairmont

468

459

0

481

623

84

212

468

283

685

191

228

763

827

04.Grand Rapids

111

134

481

0

190

396

287

272

250

332

425

231

410

483

05.International Falls

180

262

623

190

0

602

473

389

414

230

590

400

348

373

06.Mankato

428

377

84

396

602

0

130

433

202

662

136

182

682

792

07.Minneapolis

347

248

212

287

473

130

0

376

73

580

140

106

553

734

08.Moorhead

206

389

468

272

389

433

376

0

429

323

513

274

693

358

09.North Branch

351

190

283

250

414

202

73

429

0

568

189

103

480

734

10.Pinecreek

236

466

685

332

230

662

580

323

568

0

719

478

560

159

11.Rochester

486

365

191

425

590

136

140

513

189

719

0

245

669

875

12.St. Cloud

247

232

228

231

400

182

106

274

103

478

245

0

536

632

13.Thunder Bay, ON

527

305

763

410

348

682

553

693

480

560

669

536

0

703

14.Winnipeg, MB

370

617

827

483

373

792

734

358

734

159

875

632

703

0

STATE SYMBOLS:

TYPE

SYMBOL

ADOPTED

Beverage:

Milk

1984

Bird:

Great Northern Loon (Common Loon)

1961

Butterfly:

Monarch

2000

Fish:

Walleye

1965

Flag:

Flag of Minnesota

1957

Flower:

Pink-and-White Lady's Slipper

1967

Fruit:

Honeycrisp Apple

2006

Gemstone:

Lake Superior Agate

1969

Grain:

Wild Rice

1977

Motto:

L'Etoile du Nord (Star of the North)

1861

Muffin:

Blueberry

1988

Mushroom:

Morel

1984

Photograph:

Grace

2002

Seal:

Minnesota State Seal

1861

Soil:

Lester

2012

Song:

"Hail Minnesota"

1945

Sport:

Ice Hockey

2009

Tree:

Norway Pine

1953

GENERAL FAUNA/WILDLIFE:

Animals:

Bison, Black Bear, Bobcat, Elk, Moose, Pine Marten, Timber Wolves, Whitetail Deer

Birds:

Bald Eagle, Duck, Geese, Grouse, Pheasant, Red-Tailed Hawk, Snowy Owl, Turkey

Trout:

Brook (Mud), Brown, Rainbow

Sport Fish:

Largemouth Bass, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye

MINNESOTA STATE FLAG - SEAL OF MINNESOTA - MINNESOTA COAT OF ARMS

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA