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10 Interesting Minnesota Facts

Sunday, November 25th 2012. | Places

Minnesota fact is an interesting topic that we will discuss in this post. Minnesota, is a state of the United States to-32, entered the Union on May 11, 1858. Its name comes from the name of the Minnesota River in the Dakota language. The state abbreviation is MN or Minn. Minnesota is the largest state by area in the Midwest and is located within the subdistrict, known as the Upper Midwest. Metropolitan area known as the Twin Cities combines the two most populated cities, Minneapolis and Saint Paul the capital, and also some of the suburb areas. More than half the state’s population lives there. This state is a major food-producing countries and the United States has few natural resources have been exploited since the last two centuries. Here are 10 interesting Minnesota facts.

Minnesota Fact 1

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Halsey Hal

Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal is the first to say ‘Holy Cow’ during a live broadcast of baseball.

Minnesota Fact 2

Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet.

Minnesota Fact 3

Minnesota findings: Masking and Scotch tape, Wheaties cereal, Bisquick, HMOs, bundt pan, Aveda beauty products, and Green Giant vegetables

Minnesota Fact 4

The St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959 allowing oceangoing ships reach Duluth.

Minnesota Fact 5

Minneapolis is home to the oldest ongoing theater (Old Log Theater) and the largest dinner theater (Chanhassan Dinner Theater) in this country.

Minnesota Fact 6

The original name of the settlement that became St. Paul Pigs Eye. Named for the French-Canadian whiskey trader, “Pigs Eye” Pierre Parrant, who led squatters to the settlement.

Minnesota Fact 7

The world’s largest pelican stands at the base of the dam on the River Swimming Mill Pelican, right in downtown Pelican Rapids. Sculpture 15 1/2 foot high concrete was built in 1957.

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Chanhassan Dinner Theater

Minnesota Fact 8

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is the largest urban sculpture garden in the country.

Minnesota Fact 9

Guthrie Theater is the largest regional playhouse in the country.

Minnesota Fact 10

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Minneapolis Skyway

This is last fact on these facts about Minnesota article. Renowned Minneapolis skyway “system connecting 52 blocks (nearly five miles) of downtown makes it possible to live, eat, work and shop without going outside. This is interesting Minnesota fact.

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