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Retire to Minnesota

Minnesota became the 32nd state admitted to the Union in 1858. Minnesota is a Midwestern state with Canada bordering to the north and Iowa to the south.

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota skyline and Mississippi River
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The majority of Minnesota's population resides in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, know as the "Twin Cities", metropolitan area. St. Paul is the capital city. Rochester is the only other city with population of greater than 100,000.

Minnesota is a large state geographically and is famous for its "10,000 Lakes", thousands of natural rivers and streams and millions of acres of wetlands. The Minnesota climate is hot in summer and very cold in winter with higher than average levels of precipitation.

Leading sectors in Minnesota's economy are agriculture and farm products, lumber and wood products and iron ore mining. Minnesota is ranked as a high tax state.

Retirement Cities

Rochester, home to the famed Mayo Clinic, is included in our survey of best places to retire. Get a video tour of Rochester at Minnesota videos.

Rochester, MN
To the Rochester, MN City Report
Ranks high in: Building Permit Growth, Nearest Big City, Natural Hazard Risk
Population: 114,011
City Type: Lakes & Rivers
Climate Type: Cool & Dry
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