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Basic facts about Minnesota

Posted August 5, 2019 @ 12:22pm

Facts and Information about Minnesota11,292 lakes (plus or minus). 93,000 miles of rivers and streams. The largest freshwater lake in the world. 6 percent of the state is covered with water, more than any other state. Minnesota has more coast line than Hawaii, California and Florida...


Listen to the mystical cry of the Loon, Minnesota's state bird

Posted August 5, 2019 @ 12:22pm

Minnesota state bird: common loon. Listen!This is the most amazing sounding bird! There are 11,282 lakes in Minnesota, many of them with this above, most intriguing and wonderful resident. This is a sound heard especially...


Lake Harriet Steetcar and Lake Minnetonka streetcar boat

Posted August 5, 2019 @ 11:15am

Lake Harriet Steetcar and Lake Minnetonka streetcar boatAs with many American cities, enjoyable and colorful steetcars, tracks and overhead electric wires were disappeared in the 1950s, when they were replaced by buses. (Photo credit Rails and Trails)Fortunately, a few are still maintained and offer...


Architecture of the Twin Cities

Posted May 23, 2019 @ 1:15am

Architecture St. Paul and MinneapolisAbove – Lake of the Isles home in MinneapolisNature embraces the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are nested in a vast evergreen and hardwood forest with lakes, streams, waterfalls, and the Mighty Mississippi River, which flows the 13...


The Twin Cities and Lake Superior

Posted May 23, 2019 @ 1:10am

"Those who have never seen Superior get an inadequate idea by hearing it spoken of as a lake; Superior is a sea; It breeds storms and rain and fog like a sea. It is cold, masterful, and dreaded."--- Rev. George Grant, 1872Lake's largest freshwater lakeIt...


Mark Twain on the Mississippi in St. Paul, Minnesota

Posted May 23, 2019 @ 1:09am

"The Great Mississippi, the majestic, the magnificent Mississippi, rolling its mile-wide tide along, shining in the sun." — Mark TwainMark TwainNo North American body of water has created more legend and lore than the Mississippi River. Mark...


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