Famous People from Minnesota

Can you name these famous Minnesotans based on a short clue?
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Last updated: April 13, 2022
First submittedApril 13, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
"Purple Rain" singer
Minneapolis
Prince
Folk singer and Nobel prize winner born Robert Zimmerman
Hibbing
Bob Dylan
Former governor and pro wrestler
Minneapolis
Jessie Ventura
Actress who starred as Dorothy
Grand Rapids
Judy Garland
"Peanuts" cartoonist
St. Paul
Charles Schulz
Brothers who directed "No Country for Old Men"
St. Louis Park
Joel & Ethan Coen
"Arrowsmith" and "Elmer Gantry" novelist
Sauk Centre
Sinclair Lewis
"MacGyver" actor
Roseville
Richard Dean Anderson
Stifler from "American Pie"
Cottage Grove
Seann William Scott
Vice President for Lyndon B. Johnson /
namesake of the Metrodome
Minneapolis
Hubert H. Humphrey
1984 President candidate who lost every state
except for Minnesota
Ceylon
Walter Mondale
"A Prairie Home Companion" radio host
Anoka
Garrison Keillor
"Beetlejuice" star who was named after her hometown
Winona
Winona Ryder
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1969–1986
(hint: his last name is a food)
St. Paul
Warren Burger
Arizona Cardinals receiver who played in 11 Pro Bowls
between 2004–2020
Minneapolis
Larry Fitzgerald
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Level 81
Apr 13, 2012
No Humphrey?
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Level 86
Apr 22, 2014
Good point. He's rather better known than Stifler, I would say!
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Level ∞
Sep 14, 2014
Added
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Level 83
Aug 18, 2020
I got Stiffler
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Level 80
May 15, 2014
EVERY TIME I have to come up with Macgyver I get Harry Dean Stanton stuck in my head and can't get it out.
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Level 56
Nov 30, 2014
I have to remember MacGyver's name by remembering that he has the same name as Oscar Goldman.
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Level 80
Sep 18, 2014
Mmm... Burger.
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Level 77
Nov 29, 2014
"...in America most of us—not readers alone, but even writers—are still afraid of any literature which is not a glorification of everything American, a glorification of our faults as well as our virtues." -- Sinclair Lewis. (Sad not to see Main Street listed in his clue.)
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Level 66
Dec 1, 2014
Yeah, excellent book.
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Level 80
Jun 20, 2017
Just 15% :/
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
How times have changed. In literary circles now, authors are terrified of writing anything that could be seen as pro-American (or pro-Western in general).
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Level 24
Mar 10, 2022
what about fitzgerald
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Level ∞
Apr 13, 2022
Added
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Level 83
Apr 13, 2022
Wonder if trygg meant "Larry" or "F. Scott" . . .
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Level 86
May 11, 2022
Or Ella...
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Level 76
Apr 13, 2022
Jesse's misspelt
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2022
I just visited the Prince Memorial Mural in downtown Minneapolis a few days ago. :)
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Level 71
May 11, 2022
Could you change the wording for the folk legend question? I thought it meant something along the lines of Paul Bunyan or Johnny Appleseed, not folk singer
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Level ∞
May 11, 2022
Changed to folk singer :)
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Level 42
May 11, 2022
How is F. Scott Fitzgerald not listed?
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Level 24
May 11, 2022
thanks for making a quiz about Minnesota because Minnesota is obviously the best out of all the states
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Level 44
May 12, 2022
Uhm, The Great Gatsby? Hello?