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Famous Minnesotans

Minnesota is home to many influential people who have gone on to receive national recognition in their fields of interest or pursuit. These are the Famous Minnesotans who were born OR raised in Minnesota and have gained national or worldwide recognition for the work they’ve done in their chosen fields.

We also have a “Honorary Minnesotans” category that contains a listing of people who were not born or raised in Minnesota, but moved-to OR lived-in Minnesota at some point and have received national attention for their work.

In addition, we have a page devoted to Minnesota’s first European Explorers and Settlers, as well as other pages devoted to Minnesotans who have received their “15 Minutes of Fame” in the national spotlight, and a page listing a few of the “Villains” who have called Minnesota home.

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