Famous People from Minnesota

Can you name these famous Minnesotans based on a short clue?
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedApril 13, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
"Purple Rain" singer
Minneapolis
Prince
Folk legend 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
Coen Brothers
"A Prairie Home Companion" radio host
Anoka
Garrison Keillor
Lyndon Johnson V.P. and Metrodome namesake
Minneapolis
Hubert Humphrey
Jimmy Carter's V.P.
Ceylon
Walter Mondale
Senator and Rush Limbaugh lambaster
St. Louis Park
Al Franken
Tea Party congresswoman
Anoka
Michele Bachmann
"Arrowsmith" and "Elmer Gantry" novelist
Sauk Centre
Sinclair Lewis
Supreme Court chief justice, 1969-1986
St. Paul
Warren Burger
"MacGyver" actor
Roseville
Richard Dean Anderson
Stifler from "American Pie"
Cottage Grove
Seann William Scott
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Level 81
Apr 13, 2012
No Humphrey?
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Level 85
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 78
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 85
Jul 14, 2014
A few others: Louie Anderson, Larry Fitzgerald, Joel and Ethan Coen, Vince Flynn, Terry Gilliam, Tom Lehman, Joe Mauer, Lindsey Vonn, Lea Thompson
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Level 79
Sep 18, 2014
Mmm... Burger.
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Level 78
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 65
Dec 1, 2014
Yeah, excellent book.
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Level 79
Jun 20, 2017
Just 15% :/
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
How times have changed. In most literary circles now, authors are afraid of writing anything that could be seen as pro-American (or pro-Western in general).
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Level 80
Dec 1, 2014
I think Stuart Smalley should be an acceptable answer.
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Level 29
Apr 10, 2019
Al Franken was not born in minnesota
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
Someone tell the people of Minnesota that he isn't really from Minnesota and is therefore ineligible to represent the state.
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Level 76
Apr 7, 2020
Please accept just "Coen" for the brothers. Given the question states "brothers", I think specifying it again is superfluous
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Level 83
Aug 18, 2020
Yeah that tripped me up, too. I typed in "Coen" and "Coens" and "Cohen"... scratched my head for a while.. typed in Farrelly and Wachowski just for a laugh, then went to google to make sure I wasn't crazy. Came back and then typed in the Coen Brothers and that worked.
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Level 84
Apr 30, 2021
I tried Coen, Coens, Joel and Ethan Coen... It's in the question that they're brothers, so shouldn't need repeating.
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Level 72
Jul 28, 2021
I agree.
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Level 76
Aug 26, 2021
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Level 79
Aug 30, 2021
Agree completely, tried all sorts of combinations but never occurred to me to type brothers!
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2021
agree