Located in the heart of the Midwest, Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes." The state has a rich culture and history and is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic, the thriving Twin Cities metro area, and the vast agricultural, forest, mining, and prairie lands of Greater Minnesota.

Minnesota is an exciting state to explore, from our State Fair (where you can enjoy one of over 60 types of various food on a stick), to the SPAM Museum in Austin, to one of Minnesota's 11,843 lakes, including the beautiful, rugged shoreline of our largest lake – Lake Superior.

Minnesota Tourism Links

Fun Minnesota Facts

  • Francis Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • The world's largest pelican stands at the base of the Mill Pond dam on the Pelican River, right in downtown Pelican Rapids. The 15 1/2 feet tall concrete statue was built in 1957.
  • The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of Minnesota.
  • The stapler was invented in Spring Valley, Minnesota.
  • Minnesota is home to the world’s largest freestanding hockey stick and puck in Eveleth and the world’s largest ball of twine created by one man – farmer Francis Johnson – in Darwin.
  • We’re home of the nation’s premier outdoor pond hockey tournament, held every year on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.
  • There are 201 Mud Lakes, 154 Long Lakes, and 123 Rice Lakes in Minnesota.

Senators

Amy Klobuchar
Washington Office
302 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3244
www.klobuchar.senate.gov

Tina Smith
Washington Office
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5641
www.smith.senate.gov

House of Representatives

Tim Walz
District 1
2313 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2472
www.walz.house.gov 

Jason Lewis
District 2
418 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2271
www.jasonlewis.house.gov

Erik Paulsen
District 3
127 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2871
www.paulsen.house.gov

Betty McCollum
District 4
2256 Rayburn House Office
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6631
www.mccollum.house.gov 

Keith Ellison
District 5
2263 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4755
www.ellison.house.gov

Tom Emmer
District 6
315 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2331
www.emmer.house.gov

Collin Peterson
District 7
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2165
www.collinpeterson.house.gov

Rick Nolan
District 8
2366 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6211
www.nolan.house.gov

State Officials

Mark Dayton
Governor
Office of the Governor
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 201-3400
Toll Free: (800) 657-3717
Fax: (651) 797-1850
www.mn.gov/governor

Michelle  Fischbach
Lt. Governor
Lt. Governor's Office
130 State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 201-3400
Toll Free: (800) 657-3717
Fax: (651) 797-1850
www.mn.gov/governor/dayton/fischbach-bio