Why is Minnesota named 'Minnesota'?
The name comes from the Dakota Indian (Sioux) word for "whitish" or "clouded water," and refers to the Minnesota River in the southwestern part of the state.
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Actually, the amount of snow kind of depends on WHERE in the stateyou are talking about. The southern parts of the state do not getas much or regular snow cover that the northern regions do. Thereis lots of hockey, downtown St. Paul is filled with differentevents and restaurants, and the north is fi…lled with state parksand scenery. The second largest tourist destination in Minnesota is actually acasino. We have several large casinos in the state, and the onemost visited is closed to the largest metro area of Minneapolis/StPaul. The state contains a wide variety of destinations and attractions.In the center of the state a confluence of prairie, hardwood, andbluffland merge to become a mecca for birdwatchers, especiallyduring migration. Northern MN boast many stunning views along the North Shore of LakeSuperior. Duluth is the hub of many conventions during the year anda wonderful vacation spot. Southern MN is host to the world class medical facility, MayoClinic, in Rochester - about 80 miles south of Minneapolis/St.Paul.Visitors can get there from GO Rochester Direct shuttle from theMSP airport. The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul both boast many worthydestinations. Choose from a number of museums, parks, shopping,lakes and water activities. There is an extensive trail systemwhich makes walking, biking, and skating in these cities a realpleasure. The best way to find what might interest you is to use the ExploreMinnesota website which has a great searchable database ofinformation about destinations and activities in the state. (MORE)
Click on the 'Minnesota Twins Rosters' link on this page to see the rosters of all Minnesota Twins teams.
usa, in the midwest In the United States of America. It is located along the northern border in the center of the country. It borders Canada, and the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. South of Canada north of Iowa east of North Dakota and west of Wisconsin.
Bert Rose named the Vikings because many people in the surrounding area were from scandanavian heritage. Historically, the Homestead Act of 1862 provided the opportunity for settlers to get free of very cheap land in the Great Plains area of the United States. To stimulate use of their railroad …lines, railroad companies sent recruiters to Europe and promised free transportation to Swedish (and other) immigrants who wanted to start a new life in America, settle near, and use the railroad's lines. The promise of free land and other claims (often false or exaggerated) lured many Europeans to the Great Plain. They tended to settle down in areas where others from their country or that spoke the same language lived. The Scandanavian people settled largely in Nebraska and Minnesota. ALSO!!! Perhaps the most intriguing debris left by Nordic litterbugs are runestones, mighty slabs of rock with cryptic marks carved into them. Alexandria, Minnesota, has the Kensington Runestone , and the story goes that it was found under the roots of an aspen tree by Olaf Ohman, an illiterate local farmer, in 1898. Real or Forgery? Locals believe that the marks are a runic inscription describing a Viking expedition in 1362. The Smithsonian Institution was less enthusiastic about the runestone's authenticity, but they couldn't disprove it, either. And what about the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Indians that missionaries later reported, living in huts "in the Viking style"? (MORE)
By what I know about the Minnesota Timberwolves on there website. They had lots of teams in the NBA and the ABA. The first team you probably know is the Minneapolis Lakers. Obviously they got that name from the amount of lakes they have their in their neck of the woods. Then they moved the Lakers to… Los Angelos. Next for only two months we had the Minnesota Muskies. They were named after the abundant muskies up north in Minnesota (ABA). Next, for 3 months in the (ABA) The Minnesota Pipers were made. I don't exactly know why they named them that, but I believe they named it that after the Pipelines that were in the Mesabi Range. Next/Finally, the Timberwolves were made. The team was getting into debt so they ALMOST moved it to New Orleans (which started their own team the [Hornets].) But they named it that after the abundance of the Timberwolf or GREY WOLF in Minnesota. (MORE)
The two current senators from the state of Minnesota are Al Frankenand Amy Klobuchar. Franken's term expires in 2015 and Klobuchar'sterm expires in 2019.
Minnesota has 2 mascots. Viktor the Viking & Ragnar the onlyhuman mascot in the NFL.
The minnesota twins got their name from where their home is. Their home is Minneapolis and Saint paul. These cities are sometimes called the "Twin" Cities as they are close to each other and work together.
It really depend upon your county, but expect it to be somewhere around $150. Give or take a bit.
It's in the northern suburbs. Blaine is in anoka county...near Coon Rapids, Fridley, Mounds View, New Brighton, Spring Lake Park and Anoka. how do i know this? It's about 15 to 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis/St Paul area.
I believe Minnesota's state nickname is the gopher state so they named it after that, a common thing to do(Iowa, the Hawkeye state, Wisconsin, the Badger state, Ohio, the Buckeye state)
From the Native American Dakota name for the Minnesot River which was Mnisota which meant sky tinted or cloudy water.
There are no cities inMinnesota that start with the letter X. However, there are severalstreets in Minnesota that begin with the letter X including XavierCourt in Minneapolis, Xavier Avenue in Bloomington, Xylophone Roadin Garrison, Xenia in Golden Valley, Xeres Avenue in Minneapolisand Xanthus Lane… in Minneapolis. (MORE)
This is three of 11,842 lakes listed in Minnesota. . Baby. Bad Axe. Bad Medicine
Becaue back in the old days, there were a lot of Scandinavian immigrants who came here, a lot of them came to Minnesota for "viking" matters.
The Minnesota Twins stadium is called the Hubert H. Humphery Metrodome. Although, they are building a new facility and will be switching to it for the 2010 season. As far as I know, it will be called Target Stadium.
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Minnesota means "Sky Blue Water" . Minnesota gets its name from the Dakota word minisota , meaning "water that reflects the sky." Centuries ago, that is what the Dakota named the river now called the Minnesota River..
Minnesota is a cold place (in the winters) it can get to about -25 to 25 degrees in the winter but in the summer it is a nice place to go 70 to 90 degrees great weather to be at one of are 10,000 lakes but be careful the sun in Minnesota last year I burnt my noses skin off from the sun so don't forg…et to wear sun screen or a winter coat. (MORE)
It is the mascot for the University of Minnesota. . The "Golden" Gophers (FROM WIKIPEDIA) . The Gopher mascot is a tradition as old as the state. Minnesota was tabbed the "Gopher State" in 1857 after a satirizing cartoon, depicting nine Gophers with the heads of local politicians pulling a locomo…tive, was published. The story was over legislative action for a $5 million railroad proposal in western Minnesota. Later, the University picked up the nickname.. The "Golden" adjective has not always been a part of the Gopher nickname. During the 1930s, the Gophers wore gold jerseys and pants. Legendary KSTP radio announcer Halsey Hall coined the term "Golden Gophers" in reference to the team's all-gold attire on the field. From 1932 through 1941, Minnesota compiled an impressive record, losing only 12 games and winning seven Big Ten titles and five national championships-a true "golden" decade of Gopher football. (MORE)
The team is known as the Minnesota Wild. Although their logo appears to be either a wildcat or a bear, they simply go by the Wild.
Which nick-name? I live in MN and I don't know about any very common nick-names.
Two U. S. Vice Presidents have been from Minnesota: . Hubert H. Humphrey (January 1965 - January 1969) . Walter F. Mondale (January 1977 - January 1981)
\nLeach Lake over 600 miles of shoreline, great fishing.\n. \n. \nNear Walker and Bimiji, MN
The Metrodome (originally called "Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome") was renamed "Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome" in October 2009. There is a three year agreement in place for this. The renaming partnership ends on Feb. 28, 2012.
Metropolitan Stadium. The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington between 1961-1981. They moved into the Metrodome in 1982 and will play there through the 2009 season. Their new stadium, Target Field, is scheduled to open in 2010.
They are named after the twin cites, Minneapolis & St. Paul. That's also why they have the letters "T" & "C" as their logo. My Uncle, Dale H. worked for Dixie Cup and the team owner when it was in Washington was a client of his. When the team was moved to Minnesota he came up with name and logo.
The state of Minnesota is recognised as the capital of Scandinavian Culture in America. Minnesota is famous for it's major population of Scandinavians who immigrated to America. Many Scandinavians moved to the northern mid-west in the USA and settled in the states knows as Minneosta, North Dakota a…nd South Dakota. The majority of people from Minnesota and Dakota has Scandinavian descendents (mostly Norwegian, but also Swedish) Experts says that perhaps the similar landscape and climate to their homecountry was the reason why so many Scandinavians moved to the northern mid-western states. Not only does the name "Vikings" represents the history, culture and heritage of Minnesota, but also neighboring states such as Dakota which does not own an NFL franchise. In addition, the name is a symbol of glory, brutality, masculinity, and a fearless mentality. Not exactly a bad name for a sport which is famous for its fearless and brutality. (MORE)
Only two active claims; one registered and one pending: . Registration #1825276 (awarded March 8, 1994): [pool & billiards] Minnesota Fats Billiard Factory, Inc. (Skokie, IL). . Serial Number #77504642 (pending since June 20, 2008): [gambling machines] Teresa Parsons (Nashville, TN).
Some well-known Minnesota Univeristies and Colleges: University of Minnesota St. Olaf College Concordia University Walden University See related links for a more comprehensive list.
I was unable to find any lakes starting with X out of a list of more than 16,000 lakes in Minnesota.
The Native Americans who settled in the land first named it, and the word Minnesota means "Sky-tinted Water" in the Native American language.
I am not aware of any other name for the Minnesota River, since it was named by the Souix indians. It is the second largest river in Minnesota and flows into the Mississippi River.
The team leadership chose the name. The six finalist team names for the new NHL franchise were Blue Ox, Freeze, Northern Lights, Voyageurs, White Bears, and Wild.
That depends on your definition of largest. Fargo, ND has about 100,000 people and it is on the Minnesota border.
In 1997, there were several names suggested for the new NHL expansion franchise, including Blue Ox, Freeze, Northern Lights, Voyagers, White Bears, and Wild. The team leadership chose the name Wild, because they felt it was the most appropriate name for the team.
The city of Nimrod was named after the Biblical Nimrod, the grandson of Ham. The village was incorporated as a city on December 4, 1946. According to the 2000 census, its population was 75. See related links for more information about Nimrod, MN.
Minnesota Twins Jersey #7: Lenny Green, 1961-1964 Jimmie Hall, 1964-1966 Frank Quilici, 1967-70 Paul Ray Powell, 1971 Jim Nettles, 1971-1972 Jerry Terrell, 1973-1974 Danny Walton, 1975 Dave McKay, 1975-1976 Rob Wilfong, 1977-1982 Larry Milbourne, 1982 Boomer Wells, 1982 Scott… Ullger, 1983 Dave Meier, 1984-1985 Greg Gagne, 1987-1992 Denny Hocking, 1993-2003 Joe Mauer, 2004-2010 (current) (MORE)
You can get to Minnesota in many different ways. You can fly, drive, arrive by boat, arrive by train and these are four options. If you drive by land from the north you arrive via Canada (Manitoba or Ontario), driving from the US from the south you come in via Iowa, from the west via South or North …Dakota and from the east via Wisconsin. (MORE)
It was named this because of Minnesota's high Scandinavian population, and they would be first to discover Minnesotan football like the real Vikings discovered America.
The Twins got their name from the place that they reside. Minnesota and St. Paul are called the Twin Cities.
I don't know if it is the real name but the Vikings used to be called the Purple People Eaters.
The origin of Minnesota came from the Dakota people, of the Sioux tribe, referencing the Minnesota River or Mnisota. "Mni" Mni means water and together Mnisota means somewhat clouded water. The Native Americans demonstrated this by pouring milk into water and calling it Mnisota.
According to hockey-reference.com, there was no NHL hockey team based in Minnesota before the North Stars were established as part of the first expansion of the league in 1967. There was a team called the Minnesota Fighting Saints (played in the WHA) that existed from 1973-77. Other than the Wild or… North Stars, the Fighting Saints are the only other team to play in Minnesota and be a member of either the NHL or WHA (later merged with the NHL). html (MORE)
The name Minnesota, by the sound and spelling, seems like a very nice female name.
Saint Paul originally was located at Lambert's Landing. It frequently was referred to by the colorful name of Pig's Eye after the popular tavern established by Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant.
I think that st.paul of minnesota is named after a saint and its counterpart is minneapolis being connected by the bridge and that is why it's called a twin cities..
The name is in honor of the large Scandinavian population that first made the state.
The highest waterfall in Minnesota (120 feet) is High Falls, on the Pigeon River, in Grand Portage State Park.
Minnesota is American Indian in origin, coming from the Dakota name for the river in the area: Mnisota . Thename is comprised of two parts that can be translated as " hazywater. "