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This term ("Minnewegian") appears to be a recent neologism and surely not is in common usage in Minnesota. It is slang, along the lines of "Iowegian" or "Scandahoovian". It is not encylopedic. If it can be attested to reliable sources, it may be appropriate for an article on vernacular terms, but not as a synonym for an ethnic group.
The article itself is serious; its title should be also. Kablammo (talk) 17:20, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I have never heard the term used (ever, until this article) so I agree it is unencyclopedic. -SusanLesch (talk) 19:49, 12 June 2010 (UTC)
I have never heard it either (and I have listened to WCCO for decades!) and the archives of the Strib going back to 1986 show no uses for the term. It is not in common usage, and perhaps is not used at all outside a few novelty items. Kablammo (talk) 11:23, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
I propose to move this to Norwegian Americans (Minnesota) or Norwegian Americans in Minnesota. Kablammo (talk) 11:05, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
How about simply Norwegian Minnesotan? That is in line with Norwegian Australian, Norwegian Canadian, etc. (I believe this format can be followed regardless of whether we are discussing a federated state or a sovereign state). Hayden120 (talk) 11:10, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Yes, that would work, and redirects can be created for the others. Kablammo (talk) 11:13, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
The history section needs some work. All of Minnesota Territory had only a few thousand "white" population at the time of the treaties of 1851; most likely were Anglo-Americans or Metis. And the cession of native lands was not always by conquest, as the article implies. The real question germane to this article is: When did large-scale immigration of Norwegians begin? Kablammo (talk) 01:25, 16 June 2010 (UTC)