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Fun Facts

  • Halsey Hal, a Minnesotan baseball commentator, was the first to coin the phrase “ Holy Cow!” during a broadcast
  • The first bone marrow transplant and open heart surgery was done at the University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people
  • In 1959 the St. Lawrence Seaway opened which allowed ships from the ocean to reach Duluth
  • Minnesota is nicknamed “The Land of 10,000 Lake” though it has as many as 15,000
  • Scotch tape was invented in Two Harbors where there is a 3M Museum to this day
  • There are Minnesota laws where you can’t cross the state line with a duck on your head and you can’t cross over to Wisconsin with a chicken on your head. Might be best you leave your fowl at home when doing the Circle Tour
  • Other than Alaska, Minnesota is the most northern state
  • Split Rock Lighthouse is not only one of the most photographed lighthouse on Lake Superior but also of all the United States

When traveling the Lake Superior Circle Tour, you will travel through the United States and Canada which includes 3 states and one province. Many ask, “Where in the US does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?” or “Where in Canada does the Lake Superior Circle Tour go?”

We want to make sure you have a full understanding of all the areas you will travelling through which includes the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota is a state along Lake Superior and its name originated from the Dakota people’s names for the Minnesota River which was “mní sóta” which means clear blue water or “Mníssota” which means cloudy water. The population of Minnesota as of 2019 is 5,639,632 with almost 55% of residents living in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. The most populated city in Minnesota along Lake Superior is Duluth with a population of 86,265.

Some of the most notable attractions in Minnesota along Lake Superior are Duluth’s Aerial Lift BridgeSplit Rock Lighthouse State Park as well as other shoreline State Parks such as Gooseberry FallsTettegoucheTemperance RiverCascade RiverJudge C.R. Magney, and Grand Portage.

The border crossing to enter the state of Minnesota from Canada along the Lake Superior Circle Tour is in Pigeon River, Ontario. If you are beginning in the United States crossing the border into Canada then you would cross in Grand Portage, Minnesota. Pigeon River Provincial Park and Grand Portage State Park share the beautiful High Falls of the Pigeon River. This waterfall can be viewed from either side of the border.

When travelling through different regions one of the most common things that people enjoy in their automobile, RV, motorhome, or motorcycle is listening to local radio station. The radio stations that are in the region of the Lake Superior Circle Tour in the state of Minnesota are;

  • KDAL 610 AM Genre: News Talk Information (Duluth)
  • KDAL-FM 95.7 FM Genre: Adult Contemporary (Duluth)
  • KDNI 90.5 FM Genre: Christian (Duluth)
  • KDNW 97.3 FM Genre: Contemporary Christian (Duluth)
  • KJOQ 1490 AM Genre: Sports (Duluth)
  • KLDJ 101.7 FM Genre: Classic Hits (Duluth)
  • KQDS-FM 94.9 FM Genre: Classic Rock (Duluth)
  • KTCO 98.9 FM Genre: Country (Duluth)
  • KUMD_FM 103.3 FM Genre: Variety (Duluth)
  • WEBC 560 AM Genre: Sports (Duluth)
  • WJRF 89.5 FM Genre: Contemporary Christian (Duluth)
  • WQRM 850 AM Genre: Christian (Duluth)
  • WSCD-FM 92.9 Genre: Classical (Duluth)
  • KTWH-LP 99.5 FM Genre: Variety (Two Harbors)
  • WFNX 95.3 FM Genre: Oldies (Grand Marais)
  • WLSN 89.7 FM Genre: News Talk Information (Grand Marais)
  • WTIP 90.7 FM Genre: Variety (Grand Marais)
  • WGPO 90.1 FM Genre: Public Radio (Grand Portage)

 

Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21
Washington’s Birthday Feb. 18
Memorial Day May 27
Independence Day Jul. 4
Labor Day Sep. 2
Veterans Day Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Nov. 28
Black Friday Nov. 29
Christmas Eve Dec. 24
Christmas Day Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

Famous Minnesotans

Prince, Vince Vaughn, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jessica Lange, Josh Hartnett, Judy Garland, Rachael Leigh Cook, Charles Shulz, Cheryl Tiegs, Bob Dylan, Jane Russell, Seann William Scott, Mitch Hedburg, Arlene Dahl, Sinclair Lewis, Jesse Ventura, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Sorbo, Louie Anderson, Tammy Faye, Toni Stone, Peggy Knudsen, Henry Dworshak, Lauren Paine, Ann Winblad, Jane Frazee

Fun Facts

  • Halsey Hal, a Minnesotan baseball commentator, was the first to coin the phrase “ Holy Cow!” during a broadcast
  • The first bone marrow transplant and open heart surgery was done at the University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota has one recreational boat per every six people
  • In 1959 the St. Lawrence Seaway opened which allowed ships from the ocean to reach Duluth
  • Minnesota is nicknamed “The Land of 10,000 Lake” though it has as many as 15,000
  • Scotch tape was invented in Two Harbors where there is a 3M Museum to this day
  • There are Minnesota laws where you can’t cross the state line with a duck on your head and you can’t cross over to Wisconsin with a chicken on your head. Might be best you leave your fowl at home when doing the Circle Tour
  • Other than Alaska, Minnesota is the most northern state
  • Split Rock Lighthouse is not only one of the most photographed lighthouse on Lake Superior but also of all the United States
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