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Minnesota is the twelfth-largest state by area in the U.S., it is the 21st most populous, with just over five million residents as of 2006. The state is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," and those lakes and the other waters for which the state is named, together with state and national forests and parks, offer residents, tourists and retirees a vigorous outdoor lifestyle.
While Minnesota doesn't have the ocean vistas that many retirees crave, it is known for having some of the kindest and most approachable residents around. It has numerous rivers and streams where many canoe and kayak. Birdwatchers enjoy the Lac qui Parle ("the lake that speaks") and Salt Lake for sightings of rare species. Fishermen have a variety of lakes to choose from for large-mouth bass fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts take part in the ample skiing, snowmobile and hiking trails.
With hints of Spring in the air after what seems like an endless winter, warm weather communities are seeming more and more attractive to retire to. Why live in an area where you look forward to a few short summer months, when you can live in warmth year Read more...
Local & Community News for Minnesota from TwinCities.com
Jan 30, 2016 6:26 pm
Every so often, when his passengers get particularly unruly, First Student bus driver Philip Bologna uses a unique method to try to quiet the agitation: He bursts into song.
Jan 27, 2016 11:34 pm
Cottage Grove is warming up to solar power.
Jan 25, 2016 5:23 pm
Jonathan Sage-Martinson has nothing but flattering things to say about the upscale apartment complex at 10th and Robert streets in downtown St. Paul.
Jan 25, 2016 3:52 pm
The restaurant served up food and games in the Highland Park neighborhood for a decade.
Jan 25, 2016 3:26 pm
The annual Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt kicked off over the weekend, and while the first clue is purposefully vague, there's always something in there for die-hard treasure hunters to pursue.
Jan 25, 2016 3:25 pm
Over its 130-year history, the Winter Carnival has brought 36 Ice Palaces to St. Paul -- some more palatial than others.
Jan 25, 2016 2:11 pm
A big blue rooster will soon be joining the bright red cherry at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Jan 25, 2016 9:19 am
Despite some high-profile mass shootings, U.S. schools are growing safer every year, the Obama administration's top school safety official said Friday to kick off a conference at Hamline University in...
Jan 25, 2016 8:30 am
A Minneapolis man has been charged with taking two employees hostage as he robbed a shoe store in Coon Rapids.
Jan 25, 2016 8:25 am
Black Lives Matter St. Paul called for a criminal charge Friday against the St. Paul police sergeant who posted on social media "Run them over" in advance of a protest they held Monday.