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Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on 11 May 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French, meaning Star of the North).

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 46° N — Longitude: 94° W

Area: 225,181 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-MN

Birthplace of

Terry Gilliam, in Minneapolis, on 22 Nov 1940
Jan Narveson, in Erskine, on 1936
Vince Vaughn, in Minneapolis, on 28 Mar 1970

Home To

Libertarian Party of Minnesota, Golden Valley

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Minnesota | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 37, fiscal policy rank: 45, regulatory policy rank: 34, personal freedom rank: 8, economic freedom rank: 40
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 272


The NFL is Not for Libertarians, by S. M. Oliva, 26 Apr 2012
Examines various statist aspects of the National Football League
Most [stadiums] are financed primarily through taxes or government-backed bonds ... NFL officials ... openly threatened Minnesota officials of "serious consequences" if they didn't foot the majority of bill for a new Vikings stadium (at an estimated cost of over $1 billion). One state legislator told the press, "It's disappointing to think the NFL or the Vikings are driving policy for Minnesota government," adding, "The Vikings and NFL are in a much better financial position than our state."

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Minnesota" as of 3 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.