From medical, scientific and technological breakthroughs to food and pop culture, Minnesota has spawned some of the most innovative companies, ideas and products on the planet.
Their inventions and discoveries have been elegantly simple, mind-bogglingly complex, practical, whimsical, life-saving, money-saving, time-saving, and just plain fun.
Here's a brief timeline of our long history of innovation.
Gizmos and Technological Wonders
Minnesota companies have not only made life easier with technology. In many cases they're revolutionized it.
Medical Marvels and Breakthroughs
There's really no way to count all the lives that have been saved by the inventions and discoveries of Minnesota's world-class medical inventors and researchers.
Food For Thought
Few things hold our attention like food. So here are some food-related firsts brought fresh to grocery stores, refrigerators, cupboards, and countertops all over the world by Minnesota companies.
A Whole Lot of Fun Stuff
Over the years, Minnesota inventors and companies have given the world some really great games and diversions.