Background: Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, designed by Cass Gilbert. photo date on June 22, 2005 by Author:Mulad.

Discovering and Moving to Minnesota

Moving to Minnesota

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Minnesota

The big preponderance of Minnesota is bodies of water and rural areas, with a majority of the activity occurring around the southeastern portions. Interestingly, many of the major cities in Minnesota are in somewhat of a close cluster, with an the exceptions of Duluth and Rochester which is located at the southernmost tip of the Minnesota, while Duluth is situated directly on the shores of Lake Superior along the border running between Wisconsin and Minnesota at the northeastern Minnesota quadrant.

Following the visits of several French explorers, fur traders, and missionaries, including Jacques Marquette, Louis Joliet, and Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, the region was claimed for Louis XIV by Daniel Greysolon, Sieur Duluth, in 1679.

The U.S. acquired eastern Minnesota from Great Britain after the Revolutionary War and 20 years later bought the western part from France in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Much of the region was explored by U.S. Army lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike before the northern strip of Minnesota bordering Canada was ceded by Britain in 1818.


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  • Education
    Minnesota Colleges. Mississippi features a network of public universities and colleges, including 37 facilities of the Minnesota State College and Universities System and five major campuses of the University of Minnesota System. It is also home to more than 20 private colleges and universities, six of which are among the 100 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. News & World Report.


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  • Government

    The Minnesota Vikings have played in the National Football League since their admission as an expansion franchise in 1961. They played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 through 1981 and in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 until its demolition after the 2013 season for the construction of the team's new home, U.S. Bank Stadium. The Viking’s current stadium hosted Super Bowl LII in February, 2018. Super Bowl XXVI was played in the Metrodome. The Vikings have advanced to the Super Bowl Super Bowl IV, Super Bowl VIII, Super Bowl IX, and Super Bowl XI, losing all four games to their AFC/AFL opponent

    The Minnesota Twins have played in the Major League Baseball in the Twin Cities starting in 1961. The Twins began play as the original Washington Senators, relocating to Minnesota in 1961. The Twins won the 1987 and 1991 World Series in seven game matches where the home team was victorious in all games . The team has played at Target Field since 2010. The Twins also advanced to the 1965 World Series, where they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.

    The Minneapolis Lakers of the National Basketball Association played in the Minneapolis Auditorium from 1947 to 1960, after which they relocated to Los Angeles. The Minnesota Timberwolves joined the NBA in 1989, and play in the Target Center since 1990.

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    Minnesota Airports. There are 156 airports in Minnesota that can be used by the public. Minnesota Airports see huge traffic every year as many people visit this "land of 10,000 lakes". Minnesota Airports are among the most convenient to use, offering their customers a comfortable travel experience.

    Minnesota International Airports are located at Duluth International Airport in Duluth, at Falls International International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, the international airport of Rochester in Rochester. There are also airports in Minnesota which are international airports of general aviation. These are the Baudette International Airport at Baudette and the Warroad International Airport at Warroad.

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Minnesota. It serves nearly 35 million passengers a year. The MSP Airport is a haven for technology fans who need to stay connected. The airport has a power connection with all the technical amenities that a traveling businessman would need. Apart from that, the airport has ATMs, money exchange counters, lockers and wireless internet in certain halls, many shops, restaurants and playgrounds for children. Apart from these amenities, the airport also offers excellent friendly support for foreign travelers, special assistance for the disabled and the elderly, and emergency medical care.

    Some of the airlines operating from this airport are Xtra Airways, Midwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Icelandair, Continental Airlines, Skywest Airlines, United Airlines, American Air, American Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Miami Air International. The tickets for these airlines can be booked online and some of the airlines also offer discounts for online booking of tickets.

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