The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet.
Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
The stapler was invented in Spring Valley.
The name “Minnesota”, was adapted from the Dakota Sioux Indian language. In the Sioux language, “minne” is water, and “sota” is “sky-tinted” or “cloudy sky”.
Richard W. Sears, the co-founder and first president of Sears lived in Stewartville, MN.
Some people who were born in MN, or lived here for awhile:
- Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist
- Bob Dylan, singer and composer
- Laura Ingalls Wilder, writer
- Judy Garland, singer & actress
- Prince, musician, singer, songwriter
- Jessican Lange, actress
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, writer
- Sinclair Lewis, writer
- Jane Russell, actress
3 of the movies filmed in MN:
- The Mighty Ducks
- Grumpy Old Men
Some large companies who are based in MN:
- Best Buy
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- General Mills
- Xcel Energy
- Anderson Windows
- Deluxe (the check people)
The 5 Largest Employers in MN are:
- The State of MN
- Mayo Clinic
- U. S. Federal Government
- University of MN
There are so many more interesting and fun facts about Minnesota. Please leave any you know that aren’t listed here in the comments section.