Minnesota (MN)

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Sitting in the northwestern part of the United States is Minnesota, and it's the largest state in the region with a total area of 84,402 square miles. To the north, the state borders Manitoba and Ontario, Michigan and Wisconsin on the east, and Iowa in the south. Minnesota is the twelfth largest state overall. Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota.

Minnesota has an estimated population of 5.66 million in 2019, making it the 21st most populous state. The largest cities in Minnesota are:

Minneapolis St. Paul Rochester Bloomington Duluth Brooklyn Park

With the 16th best economy in the country (according to Business Insider), this science and technology hub has the following as its top industries:

Bioscience Manufacturing Renewable energy (wind) Data centers Animal science

Minnesota has many lakes, particularly in the North Country, and prides in natural beauty and its variety of tourist destinations. With tons of waterways and hiking trails, these are the top attractions in this beautiful region:

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest The North Shore Scenic Drive The Cathedral of St Paul Voyageurs National Park International Wolf Center The Minnesota State Capitol Building

This state makes it into the top ten wealthiest regions in the US, with a per capita income of $57,809 in 2017. With a healthy economy comes a sound education system.

These are the leading universities in Minnesota:

The University of Minnesota Carleton College Rasmussen College The University of St Thomas Minnesota State University, Mankato St Cloud State University

Minnesota is big enough for significant franchises and small enough for you to meet the people you see on TV on the street. With enough wealth and a vibrant business environment, outdoors don't lose their appeal when one needs to break the monotony. The state has felt the impact of rural-urban migration, with most people preferring urban areas.

Fun act: Minnesota has more recreational boats than there are people in South Dakota.