The state of Minnesota (English: Minnesota) is a state in the north of the USA. In the north, it borders the Canadian provinces: Manitoba and Ontario. In the east, the state borders with Wisconsin, in the south with Iowa, in the west with North and South Dakota.

The largest city of the state is Minneapolis, the capital is located in the city of St. Paul. Other large cities: Bloomington, Duluth, Rochester, Brooklyn Park.


By the middle of the XIX century. Minnesota was inhabited mainly by the Sioux and Ojibwe Indian tribes. The name of the state comes from the Dakota expression Waåbdi Wakiya M ni Sota Makoce (“the land where clear waters mirror the clouds”) . In 1951, the Ojibwe and Sioux concluded a number of treaties with the United States, which provided for the transfer of part of the land to white settlers, in return they received $3,750,000 . After that, mass migration of farmers began.

On May 11, 1858, the state of Minnesota became part of the United States and became the 32nd state. In the same year, its constitution was adopted . In 1862, the Siv uprising took place. After its suppression, the Indian territories were further reduced.

Famous people

  • Walter Bruning

Rochester (Minnesota)

Place in the United States
Location of Rochester in Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the US
County Olmsted County
Type of place City
State Minnesota
Coordinates 44° 2′ N, 92° 28′ W
Surface 102.6 km²
– country 102.2 km²
– water 0.4 km²
Height 315 m
ZIP code(s) 55901, 55902, 55903, 55904, 55906
FIPS code 54880

According to COUNTRYAAH, Rochester is a city in the US state of Minnesota, and is the capital of Olmsted County.


At the census in 2000, the number of inhabitants was determined at 85,806. In 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 96,975, an increase of 11,169 (13.0%). Rochester is the third largest city in Minnesota; only Saint Paul and Minneapolis are bigger.


Rochester is located on the Zumbro River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the place occupies an area of ​​103.0 km², of which 102.6 km² is land and 0.4 km² is water. Rochester is approximately 315 meters above sea level.


  • Eric Butorac (May 22, 1981), tennis player
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands (1985), tennis player

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 15 miles of Rochester.


Byron (14 km)

Elgin (21 km)

Eyota (20 km)

Hammond (23 km)

Kasson (22 km)

Mantorville (23 km)

Oronoco (16 km)

Pine Island (24 km)

Stewartville (19 km)

Duluth, Minnesota

City in the United States
Location of Duluth in Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the US
County St. Louis County
Type of place City
State Minnesota
Coordinates 46° 47′ N, 92° 6′ W
Surface 207.71 km²
– country 185.66 km²
– water 22.05 km²
(468 inhabitant/km²)
Height 214 m
ZIP code(s) 55801, 55802, 55803, 55804, 55805, 55806, 55807, 55808, 55810, 55811, 55812
Website duluthmn.gov
Downtown Dulutha

Duluth is a city in Minnesota, United States, located at the western tip of Lake Upper, one of the Great Lakes. The city has 86,918 inhabitants (2000) and is built against rocky, almost mountainous, hills.


Originally, Duluth was inhabited by Native Americans of the Sioux (Dakota) and Chippewa (Ojibwa) tribes. In 1679 it was claimed by the Frenchman Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, from whom the town takes its name. Duluth grew up because of the ore industry. From the mining region of Mesabi Range ore is transported by train to the port of Duluth, from where transport follows via the Bovenmeer. Duluth was once the city with the most millionaires in the world. The families of a large part of the current residents are of Scandinavian descent.

Duluth is also known for the lynching on June 15, 1920, in which three men were killed.

The first season of the 2014 series Fargo is set partly in Duluth.


  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Lake Superior College
  • Duluth Business University


More than 3.5 million tourists visit Duluth every year. The city has a maximum capacity of 4200 hotel beds and 50 restaurants. Some of the tourist attractions:

View of Duluth

  • Glensheen Historic Estate
  • Great Lakes Aquarium
  • Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad
  • The Upper Lake
  • Railway Museum
  • Lake Superior Zoo
  • SS William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum
  • Duluth Lakewalk
  • Duluth Huskies Baseball
  • Omnimax Theatre

Partner cities

  • Petrozavodsk (Russia)

Notable residents of Duluth


  • Marguerite De La Motte (1902-1950), actress
  • Don LaFontaine (1940), voice actor
  • Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman, 1941), singer-songwriter, artist and Nobel laureate (2016)
  • Laurence Skog (1943), botanist
  • Bill Berry (1958), drummer
  • Jamie Langenbrunner (1975), ice hockey player
  • Hank Harris (1979), actor
  • Maddie Rooney (1997), ice hockey star

Resident (or have been)

Notable residents of Duluth include:

  • Bill Berry (musician, ex-member of the band R.E.M.)
  • Bob Dylan (musician)
  • Lorenzo Music (gave cartoon character Garfield his voice)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10 mile radius around Duluth.


Arnold (10 km)

Hermantown (5 miles)

Proctor (9 km)

Oliver (15 km)

Superior (9km)

Superior (14 km)

Duluth, Minnesota