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Minnesota: State of the United States
Minnesota is a state in the upper Midwestern United States. It is the 12th largest U.S. state in area and the 22nd most populous, with over 5.7 million residents. More than half of Minnesotans live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, known as the "Twin Cities", which is the main political, economic, and cultural hub. The Twin Cities are among the 20 largest metropolises in the U.S. Other Minnesota metropolitan areas include Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester and St. Cloud. Minnesota's geography is highly diverse, consisting 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. Roughly a third of the state is forested, and it is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" for having over 14,000 bodies of fresh water that are at least ten acres.

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Minnesota teens can receive $200 if they get vaccinated [Video]

Minnesota teens can receive $200 if they get vaccinated

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced children who complete their Covid-19 vaccine series before the end of November will get a $200 Visa gift card and a shot at a $100,000 college scholarship. David..

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Police make 3 arrests after Minnesota bar shooting [Video]

Police make 3 arrests after Minnesota bar shooting

Police in St. Paul, Minnesota, have arrested three men after a woman in her 20s was killed and 14 others were injured in a shooting at a bar.

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'Spin and deception:' Ellison on suing fossil fuel companies [Video]

'Spin and deception:' Ellison on suing fossil fuel companies

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he’s taking big oil to court because ‘we can’t expect them to grow a conscience’

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Rep. Ilhan Omar: We didn't envision having Republicans in our party [Video]

Rep. Ilhan Omar: We didn't envision having Republicans in our party

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) talks to CNN’s Don Lemon about Democratic support for President Joe Biden’s agenda. Omar earlier called out Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, saying it was..

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'Blatantly against Roe v. Wade': Klobuchar slams Supreme Court decision [Video]

'Blatantly against Roe v. Wade': Klobuchar slams Supreme Court decision

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) says the Supreme Court decision to not intervene to stop a Texas law that prohibits abortions after fetal cardiac activity is detected – usually around six weeks into a..

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