Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

Minnesota - Blue Earth - Jolly Green Giant Statue - a.k. photo

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Practicals

Food

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Minnesota - grilled walleye (fish) with basil chicken sausage

Background

Destination in brief

Neighbors: Canada (north), Wisconsin (east), Iowa (south), North Dakota, and South Dakota (west)

Size: 218,601 sq km  (84,402 sq mi)

Population (in 2020): 5.7 million - 68% White, 6% Black (African American), 5% Hispanic (Ltion), 4.8% Asian, 3% two or more races

About 500,000 people are foreign-born immigrants - 120,000 are muslims, many from Somalia.

Capital city: Saint Paul -  Minneapolis is the commercial center of the state.

Climate

 Minnesota has 5–6 month winter.

History

Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter was born in 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. His birth name was Robert Allen Zimmerman.

Nowadays

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Minnesota - Northfield - Carleton College - a.k. photo

Gastronomy

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Minnesota - Tater Tot Hotdish - a variety of baked casserole that mostly has a starch, a meat or other protein, and a canned and/or frozen vegetable, mixed with canned soup - h.e. photo

Minnesota - Juicy Lucy burger

Attractions

Saint Paul

Minnesota - Saint Paul - The Cathedral of Saint Paul (Roman Catholic) - t.m. photo

St Paul - iconic Schmidt Brewery - a.k. photo

Minneapolis

Minneapolis - The Times They Are a-Changin' (Bob Dylan) - a.k. photo

Minneapolis - Downtown - Nicollet Mall - a.k. photo

Minneapolis -City Hall - m.m. photo

Minneapolis - view from the 8th floor of the Mill Museum - w.w. photo

Minnesota - Minneapolis - Minnehaha Falls - a.k. photo

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse

Duluth

North Shore Scenic Drive

Mall of America

Itasca State Park

 Voyageurs National Park

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