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.
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Teen Boxer Competes In First Bout Wearing Hijab
Apr 30, 2017 3:00 am
A Minnesota teen who fought for her right to wear a hijab while boxing will make her ring debut Saturday night in the traditional garb.
Trump Says He?s Brought ?Profound Change? In 1st 100 Days
Apr 30, 2017 1:11 am
President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by claiming historic action on his agenda, renewing promises on health care and taxes and attacking the news media for misleading Amer...
Jennifer Carnahan Elected Chair Of Minnesota Republican Party
Apr 29, 2017 8:37 pm
The Republican Party of Minnesota has a new chair.
Students Release Dozens Of ?Dragonflies? At Mall In Abbey Taylor?s Honor
Apr 29, 2017 8:24 pm
It was nearly 10 years ago when 6-year-old Abbey Taylor was devastatingly injured in a wading pool.
Groundbreaking Held For Stillwater Home For Brain Injury Survivors
Apr 29, 2017 8:04 pm
There is new hope for some local families who find themselves in tough caregiving roles.
MPD: Missing Man?s Life At Risk Due To Health Concerns
Apr 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Minneapolis police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 27-year-old man.
Sheriff: 12-Year-Old Girl Drowns In Douglas Co. Channel
Apr 29, 2017 6:41 pm
Authorities in Douglas County are investigating the apparent drowning of a 12-year-old girl.
Farms? Thirst For Water Roils Wisconsin?s Central Sands
Apr 29, 2017 2:37 pm
Cris Van Houten thought he was getting a little bit of paradise when he built his house on Huron Lake in Wisconsin's central sands region. He could look out from his deck at the blue water and scuba d...
4 Things To Do From Saturday, April 29, 2017
Apr 29, 2017 2:26 pm
Cheer on the United, get crafty in St. Paul, tour amazing homes & get drafted by the Vikes!
Good Question: Why Does Minnesota Have A ?Top Hat??
Apr 29, 2017 12:30 am
It's a geographic oddity -- that "top hat" on Minnesota, the little jog into Canada, and Charles from Golden Valley wants to know: Why is it there?
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