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Minnesota [ imenica {geologija} ]
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A midwestern state; Also called: Gopher State, North Star State.
State in N midwest US; nicknamed Gopher State/North Star State
area 218,7sq km/84,4sq mi
capital St Paul
towns and cities Minneapolis, Duluth, Bloomington, Rochester
features more than 15,0lakes; 2km/1mi of Lake Superior rocky shoreline; Voyageurs national park near the Canadian border, with major lakes; headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca state park; Fort Snelling state park, with the fort built at the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers; Minneapolis, with the American Swedish Institute, the Walker Art Center with the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (the largest outdoor urban sculpture garden in the US), the Falls of St Anthony on the Mississippi River, and the Minnehaha Falls (made famous by Longfellow in The Song of Hiawatha); St Paul, with Summit Avenue (7.2 km/4.5 mi long, the longest stretch of residential Victorian architecture in the US), including the James J Hill House (a Romanesque mansion), the Cathedral of St Paul, the state capitol (with a dome m/2ft high, the world’s largest unsupported marble dome), the Alexander Ramsey House (1872), the Landmark Center (Romanesque Revival Old Federal Courts Buildings, 1902), and the carved
onyx God of Peace statue by the Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (m/ft high); Soudan Underground Mine state park, with tours of Soudan Mine, the state’s oldest iron mine, working until 196Hull-Rust Mahoning iron mine, the world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, at Hibbing; the Iron Range; the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, Eveleth; Greyhound Origin Center at Hibbing, where the Greyhound bus system began; the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, including Maywood, former home of Dr Charles H Mayo
products cereals, soy beans, livestock, meat and dairy products, iron ore (about two-thirds of US output), nonelectrical machinery, electronic equipment

famous people F Scott Fitzgerald, Hubert H Humphrey, Sinclair Lewis, Charles and William Mayo
history first European exploration, by French fur traders, in the 17th century; region claimed for France by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, 167part E of Mississippi River ceded to Britain 17and to the US 178part W of Mississippi passed to the US under the Louisiana Purchase 180became a territory 184statehood achieved 1858.
With the coming of the railroad in 186Minneapolis became the major US flour-milling center. Iron ore was discovered in the Mesabi, Cuyuna, and Vermilion ranges in the 1880s, and Duluth became a major Great Lakes port. In 18the value of manufactured products exceeded farm cash receipts for the first time as the state became increasingly urbanized and industrial.

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