Gopher State

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Noun1.Gopher State - a midwestern stateGopher State - a midwestern state      
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Voyageurs National Park - a national park in Minnesota having ancient rock outcroppings and evergreen forests
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Bemidji - a town in northern Minnesota
Duluth - a city in northeast Minnesota on Lake Superior
Hibbing - a town in northeastern Minnesota in the Mesabi Range
Mankato - a town in southern Minnesota
Minneapolis - largest city in Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river; noted for flour mills; one of the Twin Cities
Rochester - a town in southeast Minnesota
Saint Cloud, St. Cloud - a town in central Minnesota on the Mississippi River; granite quarries
capital of Minnesota, St. Paul, Saint Paul - capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
Twin Cities - nickname for Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Virginia - a town in northeastern Minnesota in the heart of the Mesabi Range
Little Sioux River - a river that rises in southwestern Minnesota and flows southwestward to the Missouri River in western Iowa
Mesabi Range - a range of hills in northeastern Minnesota where rich iron ore deposits were discovered in 1887
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A $600,000 contingency rounds out the budget.<br />Chicago Flyhouse will partner with four local companies: Minneapolis-based Gopher State Lighting, St.
But Schroeder of Common Cause said chronic experience with such cases involving high-profile officials has prodded other states to adopt reforms that Minnesotans haven't felt the need to take up yet - leaving the Gopher State with inadequate laws compared to, for example, Illinois and New Jersey.
The Gopher State actually claimed the first P&Y world record in the non-typical category.
Paul, Minn.-based Heraeus Medical Components, a division of Heraeus Holding GmbH, is buying another contract manufacturer in the Gopher State. NeoMetrics, located in Plymouth, Minn., designs and manufactures interventional and vascular access guidewires and components for medical devices.
Previously he was director of the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety and is a former member of the Gopher State (Minnesota) One-Call board of directors, was vice chairman of the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives, chairman of its executive committee and member of the Grant Allocation and Risk Assessment Committees.
The Gopher State might be considered a sleeper state outside the region, but it's no secret to resident hunters that lots of big bucks are taken there each year.
The Gopher State club (Rochester) played at Owatonna on July 29 and 30.
A nowheresville filled with monosyllabic locals whose hobbies include compiling scrapbooks and holding tapioca parties, you do wonder how the real-life residents of the Gopher State feel about being portrayed as such utter bumpkins.
A recent example of such an incident is the Gopher State ethanol plant in Minneapolis, where a group of residents successfully protested for upgrades to the plant's emissions controls, including the installation of wet scrubbers.