Presenting Minnesota
- Minnesota is a very maternal state, especially to the Dakotas, whom she has been looking after since they were only territories.

- Being very Maternal, she also provides more state benefits than many other states, which she deems beneficial. However, the tradeoff is higher taxes than many other states, and being called socialist by several southern states, which she just rolls her eyes at. Minnesota considers it rude of them to comment on how she runs her state and usually tells them to mind their own business. In fact, being very independent minded she resents when CEO encourages other States to spend money to try and influence her policies. Advice she doesn't mind, but she considers that, again, rude, as well as underhanded.

- Minnesota is also skilled medically and often patches up other states when they get into fights (and scolds them if they were at fault). She also works closely with Washington and California as they have chronic problems (The Mayo Clinic is located in Minnesota).

- For fun, she enjoys fishing, hiking, but even more just sitting in quiet and taking care of her lands. She will do most thing outside if she can.

- The only inside hobby she really enjoys is baking, and Minnesota does love to bake, but more to share with other states. She gives lots to all her neighbor states, especially Michigan, who she knows is struggling more then she will admit, and to the Dakotas.

- Because of her baked goods, Texas calls her the Czech Stop State. This annoys her to no end. If it were an affectionate, joke name, she wouldn't mind, but Texas calls her that because he doesn't understand/care about the difference between Sweden and Czechoslovakia.

- She is trying to get South Dakota interested in baking so someone else will bake with her. Indiana sometimes will, but she is often not in the mood. In fact the only other state to enjoy baking as much as Minnesota is Georgia, and they don?t get along at all.

- Prolonged close proximity between Georgia and Minnesota usually leads to heated political arguments, with other states stepping in before things escalate to blows (no history, just characterization, though in terms of benefits and politics, the states can be very different).

- The refuges though, and her friendliness with Michigan, have lead other states to accuse her of harboring terrorists (no really, people think the Somalia refugees are with ISIS). She is very touchy about that, and is quick to fight on this point because she strongly believes she is doing the right thing, even if it is hard for her sometimes to provide the support the refugees need.

- Over all she?s very even tempered and easy going, unless she feels she is being directly attacked, but then she often regrets losing her temper as she doesn?t feel it accomplished anything.
- On the darker side of things though, she allowed the biggest mass execution in US history. In 1862 she allowed 38 Dakota Natives to be hung in retribution for the Dakota War of 1862. Originally, she?s accepted 303 to be executed, but Uncle intervened and pardoned all the 38 (in History Lincoln issues the pardon and when he did badly in Minnesota in the 1864 election, he was told it was because of that decision, but reportedly said he would not hang people for votes).

- Minnesota now regrets this hugely, and if she could go back and undo it, she would. She had the old marker removed as it was often seen to be bragging, not marking the spot, and another monument put in. Right now she is hoping to get one that lists all 38 names of the unjustly killed (the original marker was put up the early 1900?s and has just disappeared. Many did consider it to be racist, and they are trying to put in a new monument with the names of the executed). Many of the younger states have trouble reconciling that fact with her personality.