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Minnesota (/ˌmɪnɪˈstə/ (About this soundlisten)) is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 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: Star of the North).

Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 60% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government, and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed, and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.

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Hennepin County Minnesota Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Hopkins Highlighted.svg
Hopkins is a suburban community located west of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The city is about four square miles in size and is surrounded by the larger, west suburban communities of Minnetonka, St. Louis Park, and Edina. Hopkins is about 98% developed with little remaining vacant land. U.S. Highway 169 and Minnesota Highway 7 are two of the main arterial routes in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), all land. With this in mind, it should be noted that there are several small ponds on the western side, and some creeks to the north and south. One of these creeks includes Minnehaha Creek. (Full article)
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Kathleen Hall Jamieson (born 1946) is an American Professor of Communication and the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She co-founded FactCheck.org, and she is an award-winning author, most recently of Cyberwar, about how Russia very likely helped Donald J. Trump become the U.S. President in 2016. (Full article)

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