Minnesota is a state in the of the . Although it is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it actually has 21,871 lakes. The northern tip of Minnesota that juts into Lake of the Woods is the most northern point in the lower 48 states of the United States.

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The area of Minnesota is the political, cultural, and economic capital of the Upper Midwest, and along with the and metropolitan areas, forms the core of the region of the United States. Photo: Doug Kerr, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a city of about 400,000 people and the largest city in Minnesota. Photo: Bobak, CC BY 3.0.

is the capital city and the second largest city of the US state of Minnesota. Photo: AlexiusHoratius, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Northeastern region of Minnesota is marked by countless rivers, lakes, and the shore of one Great Lake. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


is a region roughly south and west of the region of Minnesota. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The Northwestern region of Minnesota is where the western prairies, the northern conifer forests, and the eastern hardwood forests converge. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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