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CountryUnited States
Admitted to the UnionMay 11, 1858 (32nd)
Largest cityMinneapolis
Government
 • GovernorMark Dayton (DFL)
 • Upper house{{{Upperhouse}}}
 • Lower house{{{Lowerhouse}}}
U.S. senatorsAl Franken (DFL)
Amy Klobuchar (DFL)
U.S. House delegationList
Population
 • Total5,132,799
 • Density61.80/sq mi (23.86/km2)
 • Median household income
$55,914
 • Income rank
5th
Language
Latitude43°34'N to 49°23'50.26"N
Longitude89°34'W to 97°12'W

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest of the United States of America. Part of the state has a border with the country of Canada.

The capital of Minnesota is Saint Paul. The largest city is Minneapolis. Over 3 million people live in the two cities and the suburbs that surround it, which are separated by the Mississippi River. They are known as the Twin Cities.

Minnesota became a state on May 11, 1858. It was the 32nd state in the United States of America. The name Minnesota is Dakota (a Native American language) for "sky-tinted water". Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota. The state bird is the Common Loon. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is very famous.

Climate

Minnesota has a humid continental climate. The winters in Minnesota are long and severe. Hence the state has a short growing season. During the summer, the south of the state is hot; the north is warm.

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