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Minnesota and Wisconsin are states with good career opportunities, excellent education systems and pro sports teams. They're known for their high quality of life and affordable cost of living. Both states are beautiful places to call home, with pine and hardwood forests, rolling countrysides, and cities with parks, lakes, shopping, arts and more.

In Minnesota and western Wisconsin, people can choose their hometown based on the lifestyle they want. You can choose from urban to rural with easy access to the Twin Cities area.

Find out more at Positively Minnesota, Explore Minnesota and Explore Wisconsin.

Things to do in Minnesota

The state of Minnesota offers a wide selection of things to do year round. This "Land of 10,000 Lakes" offers a wide selection of outdoor fun, arts and culture, amusements and zoos, golf, history, pro sports and shopping.

Find out more on these pages of Explore Minnesota:

Education in Minnesota

Education is important to Minnesota residents from pre-kindergarten to higher education, both public and private.

Minnesota Department of Education

Nonpublic schools

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Minnesota's Private Colleges

Things to do in Wisconsin

Right next to Minnesota is the state of Wisconsin. Like Minnesota, western Wisconsin offers many attractions.

Explore Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

Education in Wisconsin

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