Yes. Six of the 41, or 14.6% of the Minnesota State Fair food items are pickle-centric this year.
No. While the University of Minnesota is considering requiring identification at additional buildings, it will not affect all of them.
Yes. The 28th Virginia battle flag was captured by the Minnesota First Volunteer Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
No. Seven of NATO’s 30 member countries spent at least 2% of their gross domestic product on defense in 2022, according to the NATO secretary general’s 2022 annual report.
No. While most municipalities in France use paper ballots, not all do.
Yes. Minnesota Compass reports a total of 86,610 Somali Americans reside in the state, the largest population in the country. An estimated 37,048 residents of Minnesota were born in Somalia, according to 2021 U.S. Census American Community Survey data.
No. Among Midwestern states, Minnesota has the highest income tax rate in the highest-income tax bracket — 9.85% for an individual with annual income over $183,340.
Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29, 2023, ruling striking down affirmative action in college admissions includes a footnote that exempts military academies.
Yes. The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29, 2023, ruling striking down affirmative action in college admissions did not address using legacy as a preference in admissions.
Yes. Before he was elected to Congress in 2022, Rep. Derrick Van Orden confronted employees at Prairie du Chien Memorial Library over an LGBTQ+ Pride Month display in the children’s section.
Yes. Most rural Minnesota counties have declined in population since 2010, losing an average of nearly 4%, according to a 2021 Center for Rural Policy and Development report.
Yes. Explore Minnesota collaborated with the Wanderful Wives, a travel vlogging duo, in 2022 to promote Pride and other activities in the area.
Yes. Eligible businesses received an average of $72,100 in PPP loan forgiveness, according to the latest government data.
Yes. The Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution officially recognizing drag performances and cultures as a form of free speech.
Yes. U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Sonia Sotomayor have been the subjects of assassination plots.
Yes. During the 2022-23 school year, Minnesota had 75 schools that had a 0% proficiency rate in math, according to a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Education.
No. The city of Minneapolis has paid out just over $70 million in police conduct settlements from the years 2019 to 2023, according to City Attorney’s Office data updated as of June 9, 2023.
No. Although his term is not complete, train derailments have not become more frequent since President Biden took office in January 2021.
Yes. Minnesota’s Northwest Angle is separated by water from the rest of the state, but a surveying error led to it becoming part of Minnesota rather than Canada, according to research compiled by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Yes. MinnesotaCare, a state health care program for Minnesotans with low incomes, covers inpatient and outpatient mental health care, including psychotherapy, as well as hospital and residential services for substance use disorder.