THE LAND: 10,000 Lakes and More

Porter, A. P.
January 2002
Minnesota (0-8225-4059-2);2002, p6
Minnesota, nicknamed the Star of the North, lies in the heart of North America. By land area, it is the second largest state in the Midwest. Glaciers left Minnesota with three geographic regions. They are the Superior Upland, the Drift Plains, and the Driftless Area. Most of the state's major rivers including the Minnesota and the Saint Croix flow into the mighty Mississippi. Minnesota is famous for its cold winters, but the state has four seasons and a wide range of temperatures. Snowstorms and bone-chilling winds are common throughout the state during the winter. Minnesota is home to several kinds of large wild animals such as moose, black bears, otters.


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