Minnesota is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was carved out of the
eastern half of the Minnesota Territory and admitted to the Union as the thirty-second state on May 11, 1858.
Known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state's name comes from a Dakota word for "sky-tinted water".
Those waters, together with forests, parks, and wilderness areas, offer residents and tourists a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.