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Decorate Your Desktop with Our Minnesota Photos

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Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet is one of five lakes that make up The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. 

Split Rock Lighthouse

Built in 1910 on the edge of a cliff between Duluth and Grand Marais, this Minnesota landmark lit the way for generations of freighters.

Lake Vermilion

Enjoy beautiful sunsets while you fish for walleye, muskie or bass in northeast Minnesota's Lake Vermilion.

Winter in Brainerd Lakes

Winter brings snowshoeing, dogsledding and cross-country skiing—among other outdoor activities—at Brainerd Lakes area resorts.

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway

Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, the nation’s only urban scenic byway, starts in downtown Minneapolis and loops 55 miles around the city, linking lakes, parks and vibrant neighborhoods.

On the lookout

This pet bird watches customers coming and going at The Valley Bookseller in Stillwater, Minnesota. 

Winter along the St. Croix

Stillwater, Minnesota, tucks into the St. Croix Valley like a toy town in a model railway.


Pine Lake haven

The still waters of Pine Lake in Minnesota's Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge provide a haven for hikers as well as for migrating birds.


Artists' Point, Grand Marais

Hike a half-mile along ancient lava rock to the tip of Artists' Point in Grand Marais, overlooking East Bay and Lake Superior. 

Empire Builder

Travelers looking for adventure can hop aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder, which runs through Red Wing, Minnesota. Riders can head as far west as Seattle or go east to Chicago.

Snow sculpture

See unique ice sculptures at the annual Saint Paul Winter Carnival. 

Duluth skyline

Duluth's city lights reflect in the waters of Lake Superior.

Gooseberry Falls

Gooseberry Falls plummets through a rocky gorge, one of the must-see destinations along Minnesota's North Shore. 

Park Rapids sunset

The lakes around Park Rapids, Minnesota, provide a quiet retreat at sunset.


Minnehaha Falls

Water cascades 53 feet down the limestone bluffs of Minnehaha Falls in Minnehaha Park, Minneapolis. 

Duluth lighthouse

The North Pierhead Light, built in 1910, is one of three Duluth lighthouses.

North Shore beach

Leaves scatter across the pebbly beach at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in northeast Minnesota.


Lake Harriet

Lake Harriet is one of five lakes that make up The Chain of Lakes in Minneapolis. 

Voyageurs National Park

Many visitors to Minnesota's Voyageurs National Park explore the 30-lake wonderland by houseboat. No roads run through the 218,000-acre park.


Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Thousands of lights brighten the night during the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, held annually in late January. 

Winter wildlife

A deer peeks out between the trees along a cross-country ski trail in Minnesota's Boundary Country.


Scandinavian tradition

Each December, the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia, Minnesota, hosts a candlelit, predawn Lucia Dagen service in an 1856 log church.


Grand Marais lighthouse

Ice and snow cover the walkway to the steel-skeleton Grand Marais, Minnesota, lighthouse, which has guarded the harbor since 1922.


Twilight skaters

Skaters head out at dusk at Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.


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