JAHpowMN fun fact
Minnesota is known as The Land of 10,000 Lakes and officially there are 11,842 lakes more than ten acres (40,000 m²) in size.The prevalence of lakes has generated many repeat names. For example, there are more than 200 Mud Lakes, 150 Long Lakes, and 120 Rice Lakes. All but four Minnesota counties (Mower, Olmsted, Pipestone and Rock) contain at least one natural lake. Minnesota's lakes provide 44,926 miles of shoreline, more than the combined lake (~32,000 mi) and coastal (3,427 mi) shorelines of California.
holla at olmsted. I live in Rochester in that county and the biggest lake we have in town is Silver Lake, or as I like to call it, Shit Lake. All the damn Canada geese come to Rochester for the winter because the lake stays warm (the power plant drains into the lake and keeps it warm throughout the year). It's fucking gross and Canadian Geese are fucking disgusting, all they do is shit in and around it and harass anyone nearby.
When I was in Thunder Bay probably 5ish years ago, most of the Canadians I spoke to knew where Rochester was due to the fact all their geese went there. Pretty cool to have people know of my city besides it being known for having the Mayo Clinic (which is significant, don't get me wrong).
Interesting thread. Geography is one of my passions, especially when it comes to maps and locations. hope it stays active.