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The land of 10,000 lakes, the Mall of America, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and the state of hockey. Minnesota is full of rich cultural and political history. Minnesotans pride themselves on “Minnesota Nice.” The landscape of the state stretches from the plains of the western portion over to the beautiful shorelines of Lake Superior in the Northeast and down to the growing metropolis of the Twin Cities.

The political history that makes Minnesota famous in recent years may not be of political substance, but rather entertaining elections. We elected the first World Wrestling Federation wrestler as our governor in 1998. Jesse “the body” Ventura became Jesse “the Governor” Ventura. The North Star state is also home to historical political giants like Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale. We also can include cultural icons such as Bob Dylan, Prince, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Garrison Keillor as Minnesota natives. The one thing you can always guarantee about MN political and cultural icons of all stripes is that they never provide for a dull moment.