Everything you should know when Moving to Minnesota
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Before you relocate to Minnesota, here are some historical and social information which will familiarize you with the state.
The U.S. acquired eastern Minnesota from Great Britain after the Revolutionary War and 20 years later bought the western part from France in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The state is rich in natural resources. A few square miles of land in this state produce more than 75% of the nation’s iron ore. The state’s farms rank high in yields of corn, wheat, rye, alfalfa, and sugar beets. Other leading farm products include butter, eggs, milk, potatoes, green peas, barley, soybeans, oats, and livestock. Non-electrical machinery, fabricated metals, flour-mill products, plastics, electronic computers, scientific instruments, and processed foods are some of the items manufactured in Minnesota. The state is also a leader in the printing and paper-products industries. Tourism is a major revenue producer in Minnesota, with arts, fishing, hunting, water sports, and winter sports bringing in millions of visitors each year.
Among the most popular attractions are the St. Paul Winter Carnival; the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, the Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, and Minnehaha Park, in Minneapolis; Boundary Waters Canoe Area; Voyageurs National Park; North Shore Drive; the Minnesota Zoological Gardens; and the state’s more than 10,000 lakes.
Here are some quick facts about Minnesota:
Capital: St. Paul
Racial break-up: White: 4,400,282 (89.4%); Black: 171,731 (3.5%); American Indian: 54,967 (1.1%); Asian: 141,968 (2.9%); other race: 65,810 (1.3%); Two or more races: 82,742 (1.7%); Hispanic/Latino: 143,382 (2.9%).
Minneapolis is the trade center of the Mid west, and the headquarters of the world’s largest super-computer and grain distributor.
St. Paul is the nation’s biggest publisher of calendars and law books.
These “twin cities” – Minneapolis and St. Paul – are the nation’s third-largest trucking center.
Duluth has the nation’s largest inland harbor and now handles a significant amount of foreign trade.
Rochester is home to the Mayo Clinic, a world-famous medical center.
Motto: L’?toile du Nord (The North Star)
Flower – lady slipper
Tree – red (or Norway) pine
Bird – common loon (also called great northern diver)
Fish – walleye
Mushroom – morel
Nicknames: North Star State; Gopher State; Land of 10,000 Lakes
Origin of name: From a Dakota Indian word meaning “sky-tinted water”
10 largest cities: Minneapolis, 372,811; St. Paul, 275,150; Rochester, 94,950; Duluth, 84,896; Bloomington, 81,164; Plymouth, 69,701; Brooklyn Park, 68,550; St. Cloud, 65,792; Eagan, 63,665; Coon Rapids, 62,417
State forests: 58 (nearly 4 million ac.)
State parks: 72
Residents are called: Minnesotan
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s Annual Reference Book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks