A bit about Minnesota
Minnesota is a state in the upper midwestern part of the United States with more than 5.75 million people living there, it is the 22nd most populous and 12th largest state in the union. In addition to the heavily inhabited North Woods, Minnesota is also home to deciduous forests in the southeast that have been largely cleared, farmed, and settled, as well as western plains that are now devoted to intense agriculture. With almost 14,000 freshwater bodies of at least ten acres, the state is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and has forests covering over a third of it.
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area, also referred to as the "Twin Cities," is home to more than 60% of Minnesotans and serves as the state's principal political, economic, and cultural centre. The Twin Cities, which have a population of around 3.7 million, is the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the US. Duluth, Mankato, Moorhead, Rochester, and St. Cloud are some of the state's smaller metropolitan and micropolitan statistical regions.