5. Minnesota became the 12th state to enact the freedom to marry for all families.
Governor Mark Dayton signed the freedom to marry into law on May 14, 2013, just six months after Minnesota became the first state to ever defeat an anti-marriage amendment.
6. Post-it notes were invented by 3M, a Minnesota company (by accident).
While trying to create a strong adhesive, a researcher created a weaker substance that could be pulled off easily without leaving a mark. Years later, a colleague used it to mark his place in his choir hymn book - and the rest, as they say, is history.
19. That cake you’re craving? You have Betty Crocker and Pillsbury to thank - both Minnesotans.
Becky Crocker was inspired by home economist Marjorie Husted of Minneapolis. The Pillsbury Company was named after Minneapolis flour miller, Charles Alfred Pillsbury.
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