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The state of Minnesota is located in the upper mid-western region of the United States of America. The state is bordered by Lake Superior, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and the Canadian Provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. The state capital of Minnesota is St. Paul. Outdoor activities and tourism are popular in Minnesota as it boasts 68 state parks, 55 state forests, and more than 12,000 lakes.
Minnesota produces the most Iron Ore in the nation. This state is also the leading producer of creamery butter, dry milk, cheese, and sweet corn. The foremost industries in Minnesota include agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, and tourism. Goods produced in the state include, chemical and paper products, industrial machinery, electronic equipment, computers, scientific and medical instruments, and fabricated metal products. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Minnesota are Target, UnitedHealth Group, 3M, Medtronic, General Mills, U.S. Bancorp, Ameriprise, Hormel, Land O’ Lakes, SuperValu, Best Buy, and Valspar.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Minnesota is a popular tourist destination due to its ice-fishing, boating, and other water sports that can be enjoyed on a number of its lakes. Other important tourist attractions include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis sculpture Garden, Minehaha Falls, Guthrie Theater, Voyageurs National Park, the Mayo Clinic, and the St Paul Winter Carnival. Minnesota dishes include Lutefisk, which was brought to Minnesota by Norwegian immigrants. Another option is Lefse - a potato flour flatbread that is typically slathered with butter and sugar, and then rolled up into a tube. There are many speciality dishes that are based on for freshwater fish, and Blueberry muffins are popular.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is one of the largest airports in the state. Other airports are located throughout the state, including Duluth and Rochester. There is Amtrak train service, and Greyhound bus service throughout the state. The Metro Transit offers bus and light rail services to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul), along with service to the surrounding suburbs.