"50 States is a 50 part series where I will take a look at each of the 50 US States"
Minnesota - The North Star State
Capitol: Saint Paul
Largest City: Minneapolis
Admitted: May 11, 1858 (32nd State)
Major League Baseball
National Basketball Association
Western Conference - Northwest Division
Women's National Basketball Association
National Hockey League
Western Conference -Northwest Division
National Football League
National Lacrosse League
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
Pro Baseball Player
Grand Rapids, MN
10 Quick Facts1. Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal was the first to say 'Holy Cow' during a baseball broadcast.
2. The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields --- 9.5 million square feet.
3. Minnesota Inventions: Masking and Scotch tape, Wheaties cereal, Bisquick, HMOs, the bundt pan, Aveda beauty products, and Green Giant vegetables
4. The original name of the settlement that became St. Paul was Pig's Eye. Named for the French-Canadian whiskey trader, Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, who had led squatters to the settlement.
5. Minneapolis' famed skyway system connecting 52 blocks (nearly five miles) of downtown makes it possible to live, eat, work and shop without going outside.
6. Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country.
7. The climate-controlled Metrodome is the only facility in the country to host a Super Bowl, a World Series and a NCAA Final Four Basketball Championship.
8. The stapler was invented in Spring Valley.
9. Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline, more than California, Florida and Hawaii combined.
10. The first Intercollegiate Basketball game was played in Minnesota on February 9, 1895.
Super Squirrel Member Since: 8/10/07
Goldenthread Member Since: 3/19/08
Thats it for Edition 1 of 50 States. The Next edition is going to be Wyoming. If you are from Wyoming or know a member who is from Wyoming please contact me so I can include you in the FanNation Representitives section. If you feel I missed something, or would like to be added to the FN Reps section please let me know.
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