- a state in the N central United States. 84,068 sq. mi. (217,735 sq. km). Capital: St. Paul. Abbreviation: MN (for use with zip code), Minn.
- a river flowing SE from the W border of Minnesota into the Mississippi near St. Paul. 332 miles (535 km) long.
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America could have its own version of the Aarhus method in Minnesota.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
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She would eventually be reunited with them when their father was arrested in Willmar, Minnesota, 19 months after he disappeared.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
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Still, Haselberger writes that Boyd did not make the list of offenders released by the Minnesota Church in 2014.How Sicko Priests Got Away With It
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Soon she caught the eye of the assistant manager, an engineering student at the University of Minnesota.Gay Talese on Charlie Manson’s Home on the Range
October 31, 2014
In character this section is rather similar to parts of Minnesota.
I live in the northwestern part of Minnesota, in the town of Detroit.
In Wisconsin and Minnesota family clubs have been most successful.The Farmer and His Community
He was the mayor, first physician, and postmaster of St. Paul, Minnesota.The Gypsies
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Quickly the man from Minnesota recovered them and rushed off to tell his party.The Trail of '98
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- a state of the N central US: chief US producer of iron ore. Capital: St Paul. Pop: 5 059 375 (2003 est). Area: 218 600 sq km (84 402 sq miles)Abbreviation: Minn, (with zip code) MN
- a river in S Minnesota, flowing southeast and northeast to the Mississippi River near St Paul. Length: 534 km (332 miles)
Word Origin and History for minnesota
originally the name of the river, from Dakota (Siouan) mnisota, literally "cloudy water, milky water," from mni "river, stream" + sota "slightly clouded." As the name of a U.S. territory from 1849 (admitted as a state 1858). Related: Minnesotan.