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Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the twelfth largest state by area in the U.S. and the twenty-first most populous, with 5.2 million residents. It is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Nearly sixty percent of Minnesota's residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the Twin Cities, which is the center of transportation, business and industry, education and home to an internationally known arts community. The rest of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now cleared, farmed and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.

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Ada Adrian Afton
Aitkin Albany Albert Lea
Alexandria Andover Annandale
Anoka Appleton Arlington
Atwater Aurora Austin
Bagley Balaton Barnesville
Baudette Baxter Beaver Bay
Becker Belgrade Belle Plaine
Bemidji Benson Big Lake
Bird Island Blackduck Blooming Prairie
Bloomington Blue Earth Bovey
Brainerd Breckenridge Britt
Brooklyn Center Brownsdale Buffalo
Burnsville Butterfield Caledonia
Calumet Cambridge Cannon Falls
Carlton Cass Lake Champlin
Chanhassen Chaska Chatfield
Chisholm Circle Pines Clara City
Clear Lake Clearwater Climax
Cloquet Cokato Cold Spring
Coleraine Comfrey Cook
Coon Rapids Cosmos Cottage Grove
Cottonwood Crookston Crosby
Crosslake Currie Dassel
Dawson Delano Detroit Lakes
Dodge Center Duluth Eagle Bend
East Grand Forks Easton Eden Prairie
Eden Valley Edina Elbow Lake
Elk River Elmore Ely
Elysian Emmons Evansville
Eveleth Excelsior Fairmont
Faribault Farmington Fergus Falls
Fertile Foley Forest Lake
Fosston Frazee Frost
Gaylord Gibbon Gilbert
Glencoe Glenwood Gonvick
Graceville Granada Grand Marais
Grand Meadow Grand Rapids Granite Falls
Greenbush Grey Eagle Grove City
Hallock Halstad Ham Lake
Hanska Harmony Hastings
Hawley Hayfield Hector
Henderson Hendricks Hermantown
Heron Lake Hibbing Hinckley
Hokah Hopkins Houston
Howard Lake Hoyt Lakes Hugo
Hutchinson International Falls Inver Grove
Isle Jackson Janesville
Jordan Karlstad Kasson
Kensington Kenyon Kerkhoven
Kiester La Crescent Lake Bronson
Lake City Lake Crystal Lake Elmo
Lake Park Lake Wilson Lakefield
Lakeland Lakeville Lamberton
Lanesboro Le Center Le Roy
Le Sueur Lewisville Lindstrom
Litchfield Little Falls Long Lake
Long Prairie Longville Luverne
Mabel Madelia Madison
Mahnomen Mankato Mantorville
Maple Lake Maple Plain Mapleton
Marshall Maynard Mazeppa
Mcintosh Melrose Menahga
Mendota Milaca Milan
Minneapolis Minneota Minnesota Lake
Minnetonka Montevideo Montgomery
Monticello Moorhead Moose Lake
Mora Morgan Morris
Morton Mound Mountain Lake
New London New Market New Prague
New Richland New Ulm New York Mills
Newport Nisswa North Branch
Northfield Northome Norwood
Odessa Olivia Onamia
Orr Ortonville Osakis
Osseo Owatonna Park Rapids
Paynesville Pequot Lakes Perham
Pierz Pine City Pine Island
Pine River Pipestone Plainview
Plymouth Princeton Prior Lake
Randolph Raymond Red Lake Falls
Red Wing Redwood Falls Renville
Richfield Richmond Rochester
Rockford Rogers Roseau
Royalton Saint Cloud Saint Francis
Saint James Saint Michael Saint Paul
Saint Peter Sandstone Sartell
Sauk Centre Sauk Rapids Savage
Scandia Shafer Shakopee
Sherburn Silver Bay Slayton
Sleepy Eye South Saint Paul Spicer
St. Paul Stillwater Taylors Falls
Thief River Falls Tower Two Harbors
Upsala Virginia Wabasha
Waconia Waite Park Walker
Walnut Grove Wanamingo Warren
Warroad Waseca Waterville
Wayzata Willmar Windom
Winnebago Winona Worthington