Minnesota

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States.wikipedia
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Duluth, Minnesota

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Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.
Duluth is a major port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County.

Moorhead, Minnesota

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Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.
Moorhead is a city in Clay County, Minnesota, United States, and the largest city in northwest Minnesota.

St. Cloud, Minnesota

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Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.
St. Cloud is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region.

Rochester, Minnesota

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Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.
Rochester is a city founded in 1854 in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County located on the Zumbro River's south fork in Southeast Minnesota.

Mankato, Minnesota

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Urban centers in "Greater Minnesota" include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud.
Mankato is a city in Blue Earth, Nicollet, and Le Sueur counties in the state of Minnesota.

Upper Midwest

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States.
Although the exact boundaries are not uniformly agreed-upon, the region is officially defined as referring to the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Minnehaha Park (Minneapolis)

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Many places in the state have similar names, such as Minnehaha Falls ("curling water" or waterfall), Minneiska ("white water"), Minneota ("much water"), Minnetonka ("big water"), Minnetrista ("crooked water"), and Minneapolis, a hybrid word combining mni ("water") and polis (Greek for "city").
Minnehaha Park is a city park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, and home to Minnehaha Falls and the lower reaches of Minnehaha Creek.

Dakota people

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French explorers, missionaries, and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes.
The Eastern Dakota are the Santee (Isáŋyathi or Isáŋ-athi; "knife" + "encampment", ″dwells at the place of knife flint″), who reside in the eastern Dakotas, central Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Wisconsin

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It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east.
It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north.

Iowa

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Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north.
It is bordered by six states: Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east and southeast, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest, and Minnesota to the north.

Minnesota River

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The word Minnesota comes from the Dakota name for the Minnesota River, which got its name from one of two words in the Dakota language: "Mnísóta", which means "clear blue water", or "Mnißota", which means "cloudy water".
The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Lake Superior

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It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east.
It is shared by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north, the U.S. state of Minnesota to the west, and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the south.

Manitoba

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Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north.
The province is bordered by the provinces of Ontario to the east and Saskatchewan to the west, the territories of Nunavut to the north, and Northwest Territories to the northwest, and the U.S. states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south.

Great Lakes region

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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States.
The Great Lakes region of North America is a bi-national Canadian–American region that includes portions of the eight U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian province of Ontario.

South Dakota

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Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north.
South Dakota is bordered by the states of North Dakota (to the north), Minnesota (to the east), Iowa (to the southeast), Nebraska (to the south), Wyoming (to the west), and Montana (to the northwest).

Ontario

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Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north.
Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S. states of (from west to east) Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Driftless Area

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This area is known as the Driftless Zone for its absence of glacial drift.
The Driftless Area is a region in southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, and the extreme northwestern corner of Illinois, of the American Midwest.

Glacial history of Minnesota

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In more recent times, massive ice sheets at least one kilometer thick ravaged the state's landscape and sculpted its terrain.
The glacial history of Minnesota is most defined since the onset of the last glacial period, which ended some 10,000 years ago.

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

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The geography of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed, and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.
In the United States, it consists of a broad region of northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan (Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula) and the forested areas of New England.

North Dakota

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Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north.
The state shares the Red River of the North with Minnesota to the east.

Minneota, Minnesota

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Many places in the state have similar names, such as Minnehaha Falls ("curling water" or waterfall), Minneiska ("white water"), Minneota ("much water"), Minnetonka ("big water"), Minnetrista ("crooked water"), and Minneapolis, a hybrid word combining mni ("water") and polis (Greek for "city").
Minneota is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States.

Lake of the Woods

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The isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states north of the 49th parallel.
Lake of the Woods (lac des Bois) is a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Michigan

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It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east.
The Ojibwe were established in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern and central Michigan, and also inhabited Ontario and southern Manitoba, Canada; and northern Wisconsin, and northern and north-central Minnesota.

Iron Range

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The roots of these volcanic mountains and the action of Precambrian seas formed the Iron Range of northern Minnesota.
These cherty iron ore deposits are Precambrian in age for the Vermilion Range, while middle Precambrian in age for the Mesabi and Cuyuna ranges, all in Minnesota.

Mississippi River

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Precipitation can follow the Mississippi River south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Saint Lawrence Seaway east to the Atlantic Ocean, or the Hudson Bay watershed to the Arctic Ocean.
From its traditional source of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, it flows generally south for 2320 mi to the Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico.