Minnesota is the home to a variety of famous people from all walks of life. This is a listing of all those who have received national or international recognition in their fields of interest and were born, raised, or have lived in the State of Minnesota.

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.