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  Minnesota
State Government
  Governor  Mark Dayton 2 14 +5.56%
  Lieutenant Governor  Tina Smith 1 14 +5.56%
  Secretary of State  Steve Simon 1 14 +1.18%
  Auditor  Rebecca L. W. Otto 3 14 +11.54%
  Attorney General  Lori Swanson 3 14 +13.59%
  MN State House  Republican Party Control 0 14 +7.46%
  MN State Senate  Democratic Farmer Labor Party Control 0 12 +16.42%
President
  President  Barack Obama 2 12 +7.69%
Senate
  Senate Class I  Amy Klobuchar 2 12 +34.71%
  Senate Class II  Al Franken 2 14 +10.24%
House of Representatives
  MN - District 01  Tim Walz 5 14 +8.52%
  MN - District 02  John Kline 7 14 +17.17%
  MN - District 03  Erik Paulsen 4 14 +24.36%
  MN - District 04  Betty McCollum 8 14 +28.29%
  MN - District 05  Keith M. Ellison 5 14 +46.82%
  MN - District 06  Tom Emmer 1 14 +17.90%
  MN - District 07  Collin Peterson 13 14 +8.55%
  MN - District 08  Rick Nolan 5 14 +1.40%
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Neighbors
Iowa, United States  
Manitoba, Canada  
North Dakota, United States  
Ontario, Canada  
South Dakota, United States  
Wisconsin, United States  

Created From
[X] Minnesota Territory
State DETAILS
Parents > United States  
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Established May 11, 1858
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorThe Oncoming Storm
Last ModifiedRP October 26, 2012 06:16pm
Description Name Etomology: from Dakota Indian word Minisota ("sky tinted waters")
Total Area: 84,068 square miles (217,736 square kilometers - the 12th largest state)
Length (longest distance, north to south): 411 miles
Width (longest distance, east to west): 357 miles
Designation as a Territory: March 3, 1849
Entrance into Union: May 11, 1858 (the 32d state to enter the Union)
State Song: "Hail! Minnesota."
Abbreviation: MN
Population: 4,375,099 (1990 census) - 20th largest state - 70.6% urban, 29.4% rural,
94.4% White, 2.2% African American, 1.8% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.2% Hispanic,
1.1% American Indian, Aleutian, or Eskimo, 0.5% other.
Population Density: 54.3 persons per square mile
Capitol: St. Paul
Largest City: Minneapolis (368,383 people)
Average Elevation: 1,200 feet
Highest Point: Eagle Mountain, 2,301 feet
Lowest Point: surface of Lake Superior, 602 feet
Total Area of Inland Water: 4,779 square miles
Number of Lakes Over 10 Acres: 15,291
Largest Lake: Red Lake, 451 square miles
Average Annual Precipitation: 28.32 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 49.6 inches
Average temperature in January: 11.2? F
Average Temperature in July: 73.1? F
State Motto State Tree State Flower State Bird State Fish
L'Etoile du Nord
(The North Star) Norway Pine Pink and White Lady's Slipper Common Loon Walleye
 
State Grain State Mushroom State Muffin State Gemstone State Beverage
Wild Rice Morel Blueberry Lake Superior Agate Milk
PVID+1.98 ( D+1.59 R-2.26 I-0.03 N+0.28 LBT+0.21 G+0.08 CST+0.03 PFP-0.05 SWP+0.03 GRP+0.10 J+0.03 A'sP-0.03 CG+0.04 IR-0.02 )

MAPS

MN CDs 2013-2023 Jan 3, 2013-Jan 3, 2023

Largest Population Cities [More]  
# City County Population As Of
1 Minneapolis Hennepin 382,605 2008-07-01
2 Saint Paul Ramsey 279,590 2008-07-01
3 Rochester Olmsted 100,413 2008-07-01
4 Duluth St. Louis 84,284 2008-07-01
5 Bloomington Hennepin 81,280 2008-07-01
6 Plymouth Hennepin 71,486 2008-07-01
7 Brooklyn Park Hennepin 71,308 2008-07-01
8 Eagan Dakota 63,985 2008-07-01
9 Coon Rapids Anoka 61,832 2008-07-01
10 Maple Grove Hennepin 61,542 2008-07-01
Largest Population Counties [More]  
# County Population As Of
1 Hennepin 1,156,212 2009-07-01
2 Ramsey 506,278 2009-07-01
3 Dakota 396,500 2009-07-01
4 Anoka 331,582 2009-07-01
5 Washington 231,958 2009-07-01
6 St. Louis 197,767 2009-07-01
7 Stearns 148,955 2009-07-01
8 Olmsted 143,962 2009-07-01
9 Scott 131,939 2009-07-01
10 Wright 121,907 2009-07-01

INFORMATION LINKS
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Progressive Minnesota (The New Party)  Discuss
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MEDIA
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Newspaper St. Paul Pioneer Press 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Jan 01, 1900 07:00am Jan 01, 1900 08:00pm General Election MN Poll Open and Close Times Set  RP 
Aug 10, 2010 07:00am Aug 10, 2010 08:00pm Primary Election MN Primary Election  RP 
Aug 14, 2012 07:00am Aug 14, 2012 08:00pm General Election MN Primary Election  RP 

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Making Minnesota Liberal: Civil Rights and the Transformation of the Democratic Party  Purchase The Oncoming Storm 

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 05, 2013 11:00am News 4-year-old Bobby Tufts reelected mayor of small Minnesota town   Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 14, 2011 06:00pm Announcement Minnesota has budget deal, shutdown to end soon  Article RP 
Jul 13, 2011 06:05am General Shutdown could leave Minnesota dry  Article RP 
Jul 01, 2011 08:00am News Broken deals, bitter words and a state shuts down  Article John 
Mar 18, 2011 06:00pm General War On The Poor: Minnesota Republicans Want To Bust Poor People Who Carry Cash  Article COSDem 
Jan 26, 2011 01:00am Contest Minnesota Delegation Hotdish Competition  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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