I'm Ashley and I live in Minnesota. It's known as the North Star State, Gopher State, Land of Sky-Blue Waters, Bread and Butter State and lastly The Land of 10,000 lakes, however there are about 11,842 lakes.We have manors known as "Minnesota nice". Our state fair is known as The Great Minnesota Get-together the following is information I got off of wiki: "The fair covers the variety of life in Minnesota, including fine art, science, agriculture, food preparation, 4H displays, music, the midway, and corporate merchandising. It is known for its displays of seed art, butter sculptures of dairy princesses, the birthing barn, and the "fattest pig" competition. One can also find dozens of varieties of food on a stick, such as Pronto Pups, cheese curds, and deep fried candy bars. On a smaller scale, many of these attractions are offered at numerous county fairs." I've only been there once with my father when I was little. I really need to go again.
We also of The Mall of America. Lucky us!
It is the second largest mall in terms of retail space. One thing I didn't know about MoA is according to wiki "Despite Minnesota's cold winters, only the mall's entrances and some below ground areas are heated. Heat is allowed in through skylights above Nickelodeon Universe. The majority of the heat is produced by lighting fixtures, other electric devices, and people in the mall in sufficient amounts to keep it comfortable.In fact, even during the winter, air conditioning systems are still in use during peak hours to ensure a comfortable shopping environment." The mall also has an indoor theme park and an underwater aquarium.
We have extreme weather, cold winters and hot summers.
A fun fact, Minnesota contains some of the oldest rocks found on earth, gneisses some 3.6 billion years old, or 80% as old as the planet. Another thing is that more than half the people that live in MN live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the Twin Cities.
I use to have this book my aunt made about my great great grandmothers journey to MN that had bunches of history stuff but I don't know where it is.(and I'm not sure you would all what to hear about that)
But I do know that a large portion of Swedish immigrants came to Minnesota and the town I live is nicknamed "Americas little Sweden". It's an average sized town and we have a sister city in Sweden but I don't recall what it is. My town still has all the old buildings and they each have signs in Swedish and English. Also there's the 20mile trail the Swedish immigrants took that you can take. They're actually putting down a solid path that you can just follow.
I hope I did a good job at this.