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Facts About Retiring in Minnesota

By    |   Friday, 22 Jan 2016 05:23 PM

For many people, retirement is the long-awaited time for personal freedoms and the chance to explore places and hobbies. Retirement in Minnesota offers many exciting opportunities and a few challenges, so people contemplating retirement in the Gopher State should consider the good and the bad.

Here are four facts about retiring in Minnesota.

1. Work
Retirement usually occurs when a person stops working. But in today’s society, many people choose to work in a new position, at a part-time job, or as an industry consultant. Minnesota offers many endless opportunities for recreation, and job opportunities for those who want to work.

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2. Recreation
Minnesota provides endless options for outdoor recreation. Retirement in Minnesota can include hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, and cross-country skiing. The state is known as the land of 10,000 lakes, including the magnificent Lake Superior. Ice fishing is a popular, sport in the area. Cities are known for beautiful parks and urban biking/hiking trails. Major recreation events include the annual Great River Energy Bicycle Festival and the Twin Cities Marathon. The outdoor activities have created a commitment to environmentalism among many residents.

3. Sports
Minnesota is a sports fan’s paradise. Professional teams include the Vikings of the NFL, the Timberwolves of the NBA, Minnesota Wild of the NHL, the MLB Twins, and the WNBA Lynx. The Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and the Dallas Stars (NHL) both originated in Minnesota, and their names reflect the history of the franchises. College and high school sports enjoy great support throughout the state, and sports lovers can always find a game, according to 50States.com.

4. Education
Minnesota his home to 32 state-supported colleges and universities and more than 20 private institutions of higher learning. The University of Minnesota is comprised of five campuses, and seniors can find enriching classes to take for personal growth. Additionally, these campuses offer unending events that are open to the public. In addition to sports, look at college websites to find lectures, social events, theater, music, dance and art exhibitions.

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