Minnesota is a U.S. state near the geographic center of North America. The capital is Saint Paul and the largest city is Minneapolis. Minnesota’s abundance of ice and snow provide ideal conditions for winter sports. During the summer there are excellent conditions for water sports. Tourist camps and resorts line the shores of the state’s countless lakes.





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Saint Paul


Bde Maka Ska, the largest lake in Minneapolis.


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Skyline view of Saint Paul from down river on the High Bridge.


Winter scene in Minnesota.


Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, winter.






Mount Rose


Historic building Saint Paul




Winter scene


The historic Landmark Center in Downtown Saint Paul. It was built in 1902 and home to many gangster trials in the 1920s and 1930s (credit Jim Jerskey).


Log buildings, Grand Portage Bay (Lake Superior) and Hat Point, historic depot from Mount Rose trail, Grand Portage National Monument. Minnesota has 75 state parks and recreation areas, and six units managed by the National Park Service (right).


Split Rock Lighthouse


North Dakota


Gray wolf peers around tree in Minnesota.


Saint Paul


Gray wolf


Mount Rushmore



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