Moving in or out of Minnesota? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at 123Movers we can help you find a licensed mover for your next move. While you’re here, read below for some interesting facts about the state of Minnesota.
Shoppers beware. The largest accumulation of stores calls the Gopher State home. The Mall of America, in Bloomington, also hosts a theme park and an aquarium, and could easily accommodate 32 Boeing 747s inside its doors. More than 520 stores await your visit. And guess what? Minnesota doesn’t levy sales tax on clothing.
In order to patronize those stores frequently, you’ll need a job. The North Star State has a wide variety of trades providing employment to its residents. Major industries include farming, manufacturing paper pulp, and mining iron. Medical device manufacturers, health service providers, grocery and retail businesses, financial services, and educational institutions also employ many Minnesotans. Specifically, the top employers in no particular order are the Mayo Clinic, the State of Minnesota, the U.S. Federal Government, Target, Allina Health System, and the University of Minnesota. After putting in your 40 hours, you have a variety of options for spending your down time.
In the summer the Minnesota Twins attract patrons to their Major League Baseball games, while in the colder weather fans cheer for the Minnesota Vikings (National Football League). If you prefer a more hands-on experience, the Paul Bunyan Water Park features 30,000 square feet of wet and wild fun, or you could spend some time shooting 18 holes. You won’t be alone if you do so in the largest city in the state, as Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other state.
Minneapolis’s Riverfront District houses bistros, cafes, and The New Guthrie Theater. You can also get outside and hike the Great River Birding Trail.
This state has become a marine paradise. The Land of 10,000 Lakes actually hosts more than 11,000 lakes with more shoreline than that of California, Hawaii and Florida combined. That doesn’t include the 69,000 miles of rivers and streams. If you’re not ready to buy your own boat, chances are excellent you’ll know a boat owner.
Minnesota’s hot summers make boating very desirable. The state’s winter climate runs to the cold side. Four distinct seasons emerge each year; each one giving you something new in nature. In spring you’ll see migrating birds return and tulips and daffodils popping their heads above the soil. Summer is filled with lots of sunlight, while fall cools a bit until the temperature dips into the 30s by November. Winter gives you numerous reasons to practice snow sports.
If you like the sweet taste and crunch of Honeycrisp apples, they should be plentiful here. Folks at the University of Minnesota invented them and this delicacy has gotten the nod as the state fruit.
By: Michael Danzig