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KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidMinnesota Territory
Admittit tae the UnionMey 11, 1858 (32nt)
Lairgest ceetyMinneapolis
Lairgest metroMinneapolis–Saint Paul
 • GovrenorMark Dayton (DFL)
 • Lieutenant GovernorTina Smith (DFL)
LegislaturMinnesota Legislatur
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. senatorsAmy Klobuchar (DFL)
Al Franken (DFL)
U.S. Hoose delegation5 Democrats, 3 Republicans (leet)
 • Tot5,489,594 (2,015 est)[1]
 • Density26.6/km2 (68.9/sq mi)
 • Median hooseaud income
 • Income rank
Trad. abbreviationMinn.
Latitude43° 30′ N tae 49° 23′ N
Longitude89° 29′ W tae 97° 14′ W

Minnesota (Listeni/ˌmɪnˈstə/; locally Aboot this soond[ˌmɪnəˈso̞ɾɐ]) is a state in the midwastren an northren regions o the Unitit States. Minnesota wis admittit as the 32nt U.S. state on Mey 11, 1858, creautit frae the eastren hauf o the Minnesota Territory. The state haes a lairge nummer o lochs, an is kent bi the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its offeecial motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Starn o the North).

Minnesota is the 12t lairgest in aurie an the 22nt maist populous o the U.S. states; nearly 60 percent o its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan aurie (kent as the "Twin Cities"), the centre o transportation, business, industrie, eddication, an govrenment an hame tae an internaitionally kent airts commonty. The remainder o the state consists o westren prairies nou gien ower tae intensive agricultur; deciduous forests in the sootheast, nou pairtially cleared, fermed an settled; an the less populatit North Woods, uised for minin, forestry, an recreaution.

Minnesota is kent for its progressive poleetical orientation an its heich rate o ceevic pairteecipation an voter turnoot. Til; European settlement, Minnesota wis inhabitit bi the Dakota an Ojibwe/Anishinaabe. In the 19t an early 20t centuries, a lairge nummer o European settlers entered the state that haed mainly emigratit frae Scandinavie an Germany. The state remeens the day a centre o Scandinavian American an German American cultur. In recent decades, immigration frae Asie, the Horn o Africae, the Middle East an Laitin Americae haes braidened its historic demografic an cultural composeetion. Minnesota's staundart o leevin index is amang the heichest in the Unitit States, an the state is an aa amang the best-eddicatit an walthiest in the naition.[3]

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  1. National, State, and Puerto Rico Commonwealth Totals Datasets: Population, population change, and estimated components of population change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 U.S. Census Bureau (2015)
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. Frohlich, Thomas. "America's Most (and Least) Educated States". 24/7 WallStreet. 24/7 WallStreet. Retrieved February 2, 2015.

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